USU Emergency Management

Location: USU Department of Public Safety, Room 104 USU campus map
Telephone: (435) 797-0807
Emergency Manager: Judy Crockett


Anyone who will be responding to an incident in any capacity must complete NIMS 700.a, National Incident Management System,and ICS 100.b, Incident Command System classes. If you are interested in taking these classes, please contact Judy Crockett at

WE NEED YOU to be a member of CERT at USU. Enrollment for the Spring 2014 CERT Certification is now available. The classes will be held on Thursdays from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm March 6th through April 24th in the Spectrum Champ Room. If you are interested in participating in the USU CERT program, please contact Judy Crockett at (435) 797-0807 or by email at Space is limited, so reserve your spot now.

We have the schedule for the 2014 CERT Refresher Classes.  Unless noted otherwise, participants do not need to be CERT certified to attend Refresher Classes - everyone is welcome. Click here to view the complete schedule.

Check out our updated page of Preparedness Tips. We have added an electronic copy of the emergency procedures brochure that was distributed to all full-time USU faculty and staff.  Click here to view the Preparedness Tips page.

The Logan City Fire Department hosted the USU CERT training exercise in June at their training facility. Click here to view photos of the exercise.

Definition of USU Emergency Preparedness:

Emergency management is the managerial function charged with creating the framework within the university community to reduce vulnerability to hazards and cope with hazards and disasters.


The mission of the Utah State University Emergency Management Department is to prepare the University community for a major disaster through planning, training, establishing policies, and coordination of information and resources. The department directs the planning, mitigation, response, and recovery activities at the University when a major disaster occurs on campus.


  1. Comprehensive: The emergency manager considers and takes into account all hazards, all phases, all stakeholders and all impacts relevant to disasters.
  2. Progressive: The emergency manager anticipates future disasters and takes preventative and preparatory measures to build disaster-resistant and disaster-resilient university community.
  3. Risk-driven: The emergency manager uses sound risk management principles (hazard identification, risk analysis, and impact analysis) in assigning priorities and resources.
  4. Integrated: The emergency manager ensures unity of effort among all levels of government and all elements of the university community.
  5. Collaborative: The emergency manager creates and sustains broad and sincere relationships among individuals and organizations to encourage trust, advocate a team atmosphere, build consensus, and facilitate communication.
  6. Coordinated: The emergency manager synchronizes the activities of all relevant stakeholders to achieve a common purpose.
  7. Flexible: The emergency manager uses creative and innovative approaches in solving disaster challenges.
  8. Professional: The emergency manager values a science and knowledge-based approach based on education, training, experience, ethical practice, public stewardship and continuous improvement.