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Framework and Policies

The Emergency Management:

The Director of Emergency Management serves as a technical advisor to the Crisis Management Teams and manages the Emergency Operations Centers when activated during emergency situations, in addition to training staff in emergency policy and procedures.

Other duties include:

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Business continuity planning

Northwestern University’s business continuity planning efforts are coordinated, facilitated, and overseen by the Risk Management Office. At Northwestern, we recognized Business Continuity is a shared responsibility across the institution and community.  All Northwestern administrative, academic, and research areas are responsible for developing a business continuity plan in an effort to minimize the impact caused by an interruption of operations. 

All hazards emergency procedures

For information on immediate emergency procedures for different types of events, see the All Hazards Emergency Procedures flyer.