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Welcome

The Department of Emergency Management's mission is to help the University prepare for, respond to, recover from, and reduce the effects of disasters. Our mission is accomplished through preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation.

DEM serves the Twin Cities, Crookston, Duluth, Morris and Rochester campuses.

Heat Preparedness

Heat is one of the top weather-related killers in the United States. For information on staying safe in extreme heat, see Ready.gov's Extreme Heat information or the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Heat Safety Tips and Resources.

Stay hydrated. During extreme heat, drink plenty of water even if you don't feel thirsty

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2019 Big Ten Emergency Management and Special Events Conference

Join us July 28-31 for the 2019 Big Ten Emergency Management and Special Events Conference on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus.

Registration

To register for the conference, complete the online registration form.

Hotel Reservations

Conference hotel accommodations are available at the Graduate Hotel. To receive the conference rate, visit the Graduate Hotel website or call 612-379-8888, press 1 for reservations, and ask for the Big 10 Special Events and Emergency Conference.

Gun Violence PSA

Following is a PSA that was created in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary tragedy. Would you recognize the signs of gun violence?

Evan - PSA

If You See Something Say Something

If You See Something Say Something

If you see something suspicious taking place on campus, report that behavior or activity to the UMPD, or in the case of emergency call 9-1-1. Factors such as race, ethnicity, national origin, or religious affiliation alone are not suspicious. You should report only suspicious behavior and situations (e.g., an unattended backpack in a public place or someone trying to break into a restricted area) rather than beliefs, thoughts, ideas, expressions, associations, or speech unrelated to terrorism or other criminal activity.

If your department is interested in a "See Something, Say Something" poster to display, please contact DEM. The posters are available in English and Somali.

NOAA Weather-Ready Nation AmbassadorTM

The Department of Emergency Management has been designated as a NOAA Weather-Ready Nation AmbassadorTM. The Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador initiative is an effort to formally recognize NOAA partners who are improving the nation’s readiness against extreme weather, water, and climate events. As a Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador, DEM is committed to work with NOAA and other Ambassadors to strengthen national resilience against extreme weather.


 
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
 
 
 

Get Ready Gopher Episode 8 PSA

System-wide responsibility for developing, implementing & sustaining the emergency management program of the University.

Contact DEM

University of Minnesota
Department of Emergency Management
2221 University Ave. SE
Suite 140
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Office: 612-625-8047
Fax: 612-625-6660
E-mail: dem@umn.edu