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The SUNY Plattsburgh Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is dedicated to the safety and well being of our students, employees and visitors, as well as protecting property. Our mission is to assist the campus in mitigating for, preparing for, responding to and recovering from the effects of all hazards (natural, technological and/or man-made). Several departments on campus and external response organizations assist with our mission by participating in trainings, exercises/drills, the planning process and support during actual events.
In addition, SUNY Plattsburgh OEM has created an Emergency Management Advisory Committee (EMAC) to provide guidance with creating policies, emergency planning and assisting during campus incidents. The EMAC is comprised of representatives in the campus community from each division, including a student representative, who will be appointed by the Student Association. To report an emergency dial 9-1-1 or dial x2022 (518-564-2022) to reach University Police.
If you see something suspicious taking place on campus, report that behavior or activity to University Police, or in the case of emergency call 9-1-1. Factors such as race, ethnicity, national origin, or religious affiliation alone are not suspicious. You should report only suspicious behavior and situations (e.g., an unattended backpack in a public place or someone trying to break into a restricted area) rather than beliefs, thoughts, ideas, expressions, associations, or speech unrelated to terrorism or other criminal activity.
Understanding weather trends and sharpening a collective response to severe events is the focus of a Thursday, April 23 public forum at SUNY Plattsburgh, a special program pairing a statewide broadcast and a follow-up local panel discussion.
Facing the Storm: Severe Weather Challenges Confronting New York State in the 21st Century" brings together seven campuses including SUNY Plattsburgh through a unique video conference. Participants will watch a keynote presentation from the University at Albany beginning at 9:30 a.m.. A local session focused on the Plattsburgh region will follow and conclude by 11:30 a.m. Panelists include Eric Day, director of Clinton County Office of Emergency Services, Scott Whittier, warning coordination meteorologist for the National Weather Service office in Burlington, and Tom Messner and John Hickey, meteorologists with WPTZ in Plattsburgh.
The event will be held in the Cardinal Lounge of the Angell College Center on campus. It is free and open to the public, with a particular benefit for first responders, government officials and academic leaders.
For questions and to learn more about the SUNY Plattsburgh event, contact Mike Caraballo at 518-564-4950.
For more information, please contact:
Emergency Management Director
Phone: (518) 564-4950
Fax: (518) 564-7986