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Emergency Management

What is Emergency Management?

Emergency Management is a comprehensive program of mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery for emergencies or disasters of any kind. In short, emergency management involves the identification and mitigation of potential risks; creating emergency response plans; and developing procedures for operations continuity and recovery after an emergency event.
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How Does Emergency Management Affect Me?

Emergencies and disasters can happen anywhere, and at any time. Planning and preparation are the keys to successfully dealing with any natural or manmade emergency.

Pikes Peak State College is committed the safety of its students, faculty, and staff. The EMHE project team is hard at work reviewing PPSC’s current emergency plans and procedures for all campuses, as well as developing and implementing emergency management training to designated staff and faculty.

However, we need you to do your part.

Start by signing up for the PPSC Emergency Notification System. This system sends out automated alert messages via your home phone, mobile phone, and/or text message in the event of a campus closure or an emergency event.

To sign up, log into PPSC Dashboard.

On the Welcome tab/page, select "Emergency Notification System" under “Safety & Security” at the lower right side of the screen.

Complete the notification options you want.

What Else Can I do to be Better Prepared for an Emergency?

  • Take a few minutes to review the PPSC Emergency Operations Plan posted on Public Safety's main page.
  • Review the Emergency Response Guide posted in each classroom.
  • Know your best evacuation routes at each campus.
  • Review the personal safety tips.
  • Practice good situational awareness. Know what’s going on around you, and who’s around you, at all times.
  • View videos covering topics such as campus violence, domestic violence, and terrorism.
  • Have a personal plan for emergencies and disasters. For more information about emergency preparedness, go to:
  • Talk to your family and friends about what you will do when faced with an emergency or disaster—don’t think “it can’t happen to me.”
  • Coordinate for your club or student organization to receive free training offered by the EMHE program, and watch for trainings offered throughout the year.
  • Have a personal plan...
    Visit READY Colorado, Colorado's official source for Homeland Security and all-hazards preparedness information.

Additional Resources

U. S. Dept. of Homeland Security:

Federal Emergency Management Agency:

Centers for Disease Control:

Colorado Dept. of Public Health & Environment:

Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management:

Public Health Emergency Preparedness (U. S. Dept. of Health & Human Services):

U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services:


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