The mission of the Office of Emergency Management at the State University of New York at New Paltz is to foster the development of a resilient university through a whole-community approach to crisis and event planning, ensuring that a continuity of educational delivery exists to support the intellectual, civic, and personal growth of our students, and that the strategic planning initiatives of the University are met.
Emergency Management at New Paltz
SUNY New Paltz is known for its beautiful scenery and safe atmosphere; however, as the tragic events at Virginia Tech and other higher education institutions have shown us, emergencies can arise at any time, without warning, regardless of your surroundings.
In response, SUNY New Paltz has developed an extensive Emergency Operations Plan. This plan was organized and developed by the SUNY New Paltz Emergency Management Team (EMT) and in compliance with the Chancellor's Taskforce on Critical Incident Management Recommendations. Through in-depth research, the EMT has developed the State University of New York at New Paltz Comprehensive Emergency Operations Plan into a three-part response plan. There is an overall plan that will be used by administrators, University Police, and the EMT, as well as a separate Faculty/Staff Plan and a separate Student Plan.
Additionally, our EMT members have extensive training in the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and Incident Command System (ICS) allowing the campus to fully utilize the benefits of this nationally tested emergency response system. These plans also coordinate our interactions with off-campus emergency services. Ongoing training is routinely acquired through the FEMA Independent Study Program, as well as regional, state, and national training sites.
Officials at SUNY New Paltz have dedicated much time and attention toward the matter of Emergency Management and as a result, have designated an Emergency Operations Center and organized committees to continually fine-tune our emergency preparedness through efforts updating emergency communications, emergency response drills, and personal safety.
To Report an Emergency:
If you become aware of a possible emergency situation, please call University Police at 911 or 2222 from any campus phone, or 845-257-2222 using a cell phone (for campus emergencies).
For More Information:
If you have any questions regarding Emergency Management, please contact:
Scott Schulte, Director - Office of Emergency Management - firstname.lastname@example.org - (845) 257-2387
Matthew Alfultis, Assistant Director - Office of Emergency Management - email@example.com - (845) 257-2384
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