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Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU)

Emergency Management Workforce Consortium

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  • The Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) has been actively working to improve our emergency response capabilities (February 2023):
    • FAMU has been actively working to improve our emergency response capabilities. In February 2023, we participated in a full-scale exercise at Tallahassee Regional Airport to assess our coordination with local first responders in the event of a plane crash that could affect our campus directly.
    • We are also scheduled to collaborate with state and local emergency management, environmental agencies, and first responders in August to host a tabletop exercise that focuses on preparing for a train derailment scenario and determining how it would impact our campus as how we should respond to it.
    • Additionally, we are working closely with the Florida Division of Emergency Management to inspect our facilities as we prepare for hurricane season.
    • Last year, the Department of Homeland Security's, Cyber Infrastructure Security Agency conducted an Infrastructure Survey Tool to identify potential risk areas and provide us with information to minimize vulnerabilities.
    • We have been working with FEMA to recover any COVID-19 expenses that are reimbursable.
    • FAMU has been actively working to improve our emergency response capabilities. As a part of this effort, we are gradually introducing a free resource for the state of Florida universities funded by the Florida Legislature on Emergency Notifications. This resource is called FAMU ALERT, a communications system/application (Everbridge) that provides timely and accurate information about emergencies that can affect the university.
  • The Elizabeth City State University Emergency Management Program (ECSU EM) offers college level training to current and future EM practitioners. Learn more here