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USM Emergency Operations Plan

To the USM Community: 

Emergencies and disruptive incidents may affect university operations at any time. To protect the safety and security of our students, faculty and staff, while minimizing disruptions, the entire USM community must take steps to prepare itself for such events. This Emergency Operations Plan addresses USM’s response to emergencies by taking an all-hazards approach. While this plan is a fundamental component in the preparedness process, individuals and university units must make reasonable efforts to prepare for emergencies.

Divisions, departments and offices should familiarize themselves with information in this plan. Individuals should familiarize themselves with other preparedness resources available from the Office of Environmental Health and Safety at and Public Safety at

Working together, we can continue to make the University of Southern Maine a safe and prepared community.

Click here for full document (pdf) of USM Emergency Operations Plan