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Mission Statement

The mission of the Office of Emergency Management is to provide an integrated, comprehensive emergency management program for James Madison University (JMU). The office is responsible for the preparedness, training, and coordination of emergency response and recovery efforts at JMU. The Office of Emergency Management plans for natural, manmade, or technological hazards that could adversely affect all members and sustainable operations of the campus community

James Madison University Emergency Management Unit is part of the JMU Office of Public Safety. We support the University in an effort to reduce loss of life and property, to protect the environment through collaboration, improve our capabilities to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.  We provide assistance coordinating resources, expertise, leadership, and advocacy through a comprehensive risk-based emergency preparedness program.

“We cannot stop natural disasters but we can arm ourselves with knowledge: so many lives wouldn’t have to be lost if there was enough disaster preparedness.” - Petra Nemcova

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