About Emergency Management

As a department within the UF Public and Environmental Safety Division, the UF Department of Emergency Management (UFDEM) is responsible for coordinating a comprehensive, all-hazards approach by providing the institution with a framework of preparedness through prevention, protection, mitigation, response and recovery – striving to safeguard University lives and property. This framework allows the University to collectively address major incidents and emergencies.

Florida Board of Governors Regulation 3.001 requires the development and maintenance of an emergency management program and Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan for the University.

In addition to University-wide efforts, UFDEM is available to provide guidance for departments and colleges developing and improving their emergency plans.