The Office of Emergency Management

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Prevention – Protection – Mitigation – Response - Recovery

The Office of Emergency Management is a division of the West Texas A&M University Police department. The Office of Emergency Management is charged with coordinating all emergency management and preparedness activities for the University. OEM also coordinates the development of emergency plans, including but not limited to, the WTAMU Emergency Operations Plan, Emergency Action Plans, Incident Action Plans, and Continuity of Operations Plans. The Office of Emergency Management also conducts emergency preparedness training and exercises for the WTAMU community.

When there’s an emergency – whether it’s a long way off, happening right now or has already passed – you’ve got to be prepared. Find what to do, where to go and how to respond in case of emergencies.


SafeZone App

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West Texas A&M University has partnered with Critical Arc to provide Emergency Notification services for the campus community. All members of the campus community are highly encouraged to download the SafeZone app on their personal device. All enrolled students, as well as faculty and staff, will receive E-Mail alerts by default. Emergency Notifications will be provided through E-Mail, the SafeZone app, and UPD’s social media pages. The SafeZone App also provides additional services such as Bus Routes, Check-In, and non-emergency resources.


CRASE (Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events)

CRASE is a course designed around the Avoid, Deny, Defend (ADD) strategy of responding to an active attack. The course covers a brief history of active shooter events, civilian response options, and medical issues so your school, businesses, and community members can prepare for such an event. The typical course length is approximately two hours but can be modified to fit various time frames.

Stop the Bleed (STB)

A 60 to 90 minute bleeding control training that includes a presentation along with hands-on practice of applying a direct pressure, wound packing, and tourniquet use to stop bleeding.

Security/Preparedness Assessment

Emergency Management can conduct an assessment of the requested workplace and discuss best options and strategies on making the site more secure, best evacuation routes, and other hazards that may be present in the workplace. Timing is variable and depends upon the size of the workspace and the amount of employees involved.