Division of Safety and Security

Emergency Management

Emergency management live drill
Tech students, police, EMS, Incident Command, and local emergency first responders participate in a full-scale mass causality exercise.

Michigan Tech recognizes the importance of preparing to deal with emergency situations and has developed an Incident Command Team (ICT). The ICT uses guidelines established by the Federal Emergency Management Association’s (FEMA) Incident Command System (ICS). The ICS is a standardized, on-scene, all hazards incident management concept that allows its users to adopt an integrated organizational structure in order to provide for the safety of university personnel, achieve tactical objectives, and use resources efficiently and effectively. The ICT also assists the University with large scale and/or complex events such as Graduation, K-Day, or Career Fair. The ICT meets monthly and participates in table top, functional, and full scale exercises. These exercises occur both in-house and in cooperation with a wide range of community members, including Houghton County, local police and fire departments, local emergency medical first responders, and local hospitals and health care agencies. All members of the ICT are trained in FEMA’s ICS at the 100, 200, 300, 700, and 800 levels.

Public Safety Oversight Committee

The Public Safety Oversight Committee is an impartial body through which any person may make a complaint about the actions of a University law enforcement officer or the Department of Public Safety and Police Services. The committee receives and addresses complaints to ensure that the University remediates any misconduct.

The committee consists of two university faculty members, two university staff members, and two university students from the currently enrolled student body, each of whom are nominated and elected by the faculty, students, and/or staff of the University. For more information see University policy 5.1007.1, “Public Safety Oversight Committee."