Emergency Management

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About Emergency Management

The Emergency Management office provides emergency planning in compliance with federal and state emergency management regulations for all Penn State locations. The office is responsible for:

  • Developing, updating, and exercising the overall University Emergency Operations Plan.
  • Overseeing and coordinating emergency planning, mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery efforts at all locations.
  • Educating the community on how to best protect themselves by following all applicable regulations and best practices.
  • Facilitating exercises and coordinating drills in support of existing plans.
  • Notifying the community upon declaration of a state of emergency, including appropriate external emergency management agencies, and maintaining the Unviersity's Emergency Operations Center.
  • Coordinating centralized resources with responsible personnel at all Commonwealth campus locations if an emergency is declared affecting those units.

Contacting Emergency Management

Emergency Management staff is happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have regarding the University's emergency management and planning efforts.

Email: emergencymgmt@psu.edu

Brian Bittner
Emergency Management Director
814-867-3430

Alexandra Craige
Emergency Management Coordinator

Dan Spencer
Emergency Management Coordinator

Mailing Address:
Penn State University - Emergency Management Office
University Support Building I, Suite 104
University Park, PA 16802