Office of Emergency Management

emergency management

Under the general direction of the Chief of Police, the Emergency Management Division coordinates emergency planning initiatives for the University.  This division is responsible for the development and/or maintenance of the University of New Hampshire’s Emergency Operations Plan and department/college level Emergency Action Plans. The Emergency Management Division provides assistance in University-level planning (including the Crisis and Emergency Management Plan, Continuity Plan, and Hazard Mitigation Plan) as necessary.  The Emergency Management Division may also conduct associated training, exercising, and outreach activities in support of the emergency management program.   The division is responsible for the Durham, Manchester and Franklin Pierce School of Law campuses. 

The Emergency Management Division also serves as a Liaison to local Police, Fire and EMS Departments as well as local hospital emergency departments.  Serves as the liaison to State of NH Homeland Security & Emergency Management as well as to Federal Partners.


The division oversees the Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) program for the University.  It is responsible for the placement and upkeep of all AEDs on UNH properties.  It also assists in the instruction of CPR and AEDs.  For a campus map showing all AED's on the Durham campus, click here.  If you would like to schedule AED training for your group, mail our AED Coordinator.

Various other duties for the Emergency Management Division include applying for and management of grants and serving on the Executive Protection Team.