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Office of Emergency Management

Office of Emergency Management

The University of Iowa Office of Emergency Management is dedicated to ensuring that every part of the University of Iowa campus is as prepared as possible to mitigate, respond or recover from emergencies or disasters.  The University’s Emergency Management Coordinator, acts as a point of contact for local, state and federal agencies prior to, during or after an emergency or a natural disaster to ensure that resources and assistance to the University of Iowa to be secured as seamlessly and effectively as possible.

An expert in incident management and command and control (the federally-backed NIMS and ICS programs), the Emergency Management Coordinator trains and manages the University’s All Hazards Emergency Management Team (AHEMT), is responsible for activating the University’s Incident Command Center (ICC), as well as acting as a liaison for all appropriate agencies at local, state and federal levels during the course of any emergencies or natural disasters.

When not dealing with any emergencies or natural disasters, the Office of Emergency Management performs an annual review of the UI Critical Incident Management plan, develops response plans for any and all possible crises and tests those response plans, in addition to developing, implementing and coordinating emergency preparedness drills.  The Office of Emergency Management also provides assistance to individual university departments to help them develop their own emergency response plans through planning, educational outreach and training. 

University of Iowa Hazard Mitigation Plan

The following link leads to the Johnson County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan, which includes the University of Iowa:

University of Iowa Emergency Procedures Guide

A copy of the University of Iowa Emergency Procedures Guide can be found here or by clicking the image above. 

University of Iowa WeatherSTEM Network

Kinnick Stadium Weather Station

Stop the Bleed

In October of 2015 the White House launched a Stop the Bleed campaign to provide bystanders of emergency situations with the tools and knowledge to stop life threatening bleeding. Uncontrolled bleeding injuries can result from natural and manmade disasters and from everyday accidents. If this bleeding is severe, an injured person can perish in minutes before first responders arrive. Providing bystanders with basic tools and information on the simple steps they can take in an emergency situation to stop life-threatening bleeding can save lives. Research has shown that bystanders, with little or no medical training, can become heroic lifesavers. Similar to the use of CPR or automatic defibrillators, improving public awareness about how to stop severe bleeding and expanding personal and public access to Bleeding Control Kits can be the difference between life and death for an injured person.

The DPS has created a standardized package that will be available for all Departments and Colleges to purchase. These kits include the following.

  • 8 individual bleeding control kits
  • 1 quick litter
  • 1 folding carrying case
  • 1 mounting cabinet (user groups can choose between surface mounted or recessed cabinets)

These kits can be purchased by the building user groups and is a one-time purchase with no maintenance required. If a building is interested in purchasing one of these kits please send all inquiries to Upon receiving the request we will coordinate the purchase and installation.

For more information on this campaign, PDF iconvisit this link. 

Contact Us

Floyd Johnson
University of Iowa Emergency Management Coordinator
200 S Capitol Street
808 UCC
Iowa City,IA 52242
Phone: 319-384-2784