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Crisis and Emergency Management Plan

Virginia Tech’s Crisis and Emergency Management Plan (CEMP), is a reference tool used to provide guidance to campus personnel responding to an emergency.

The CEMP addresses requirements set forth in Section 23-9.2:9, Code of Virginia, as amended. Departmental Emergency Action Plans and Continuity of Operations Plans, as well as campus-wide Continuity of Operations Plans, all support the CEMP.

Virginia Tech Emergency Management is responsible for the ongoing administration and revision of the CEMP. The plan must be reviewed by high-level campus staff annually and fully revised every four years.

Review the 2023 public version of Virginia Tech's Crisis and Emergency Management Plan (CEMP).

Who needs to know about the CEMP?

Most of the Virginia Tech community should be aware of the Crisis and Emergency Management Plan. This includes the following groups:

  • Students
  • Parents
  • Faculty
  • Staff

In addition, local (e.g. Town of Blacksburg), regional (e.g. Montgomery County), and state (e.g. Virginia Department of Emergency Management) authorities should be aware of the CEMP.

What does the CEMP include?

The CEMP provides guidance related to the following:

  • Incident response structure
  • Chain of command/lines of authority
  • Emergency Notification System protocols
  • Emergency Operations Center management
  • Continuity of operations
  • Plan administration and maintenance
  • Training and exercises
  • Departmental support mechanisms and functions