About Emergency Management

The University of Florida Department of Emergency Management (UFDEM) is tasked with creating a culture of emergency preparedness and response across the University. UFDEM is responsible for coordinating a comprehensive, all-hazards approach through the five identified mission areas identified in the National Preparedness Goal – prevention, protection, mitigation, response and recovery.

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.