The UAMS Emergency Management Program (EMP) includes coordinated plans to prepare for, mitigate, prevent, respond to and recover
from all incidents, hazards and emergencies that may affect UAMS.
It is based on the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s National Incident Management System (NIMS).
The EMP’s holistic approach addresses health, safety, security and business continuity across the UAMS enterprise before, during and
after an emergency or disaster. The program includes:
An all hazards plan
Policies and procedures
Program core capability and elements
Review and maintenance cycles to keep the program up to date
Emergency Management (EM) Principles
The EMP follows eight standard EM principles that ensure our EM practices are scalable, adaptable and consistent with UAMS guidance, policies and plans.
Its response framework aligns with the NIMS framework used at the local, state and national levels.
The UAMS EMP reflects these EM principles:
Comprehensive: Take into consideration all threats/hazards, phases, stakeholders and impacts relevant to disasters.
Progressive: Anticipate future disasters and take protective, preventive and preparatory measures to build disaster-resistant and disaster-resilient employees and facilities.
Risk-driven: Assign priorities and resources by applying sound judgment and risk management principles, such as threat and hazard identification, risk analysis and impact analysis.
Integrated: Ensure a unified effort from all levels of UAMS services.
Collaborative: Create and sustain relationships among individuals and stakeholders that encourage trust, build a team atmosphere and facilitate communications.
Coordinated: Synchronize the activities of all stakeholders to achieve common purposes and goals.
Flexible: Solve disaster challenges with creative and innovative approaches.
Professional: Value science-based and knowledge-based approaches rooted in education, training, experience, ethical practice, public stewardship and continuous improvement.