The Director of Public Safety and Emergency Management requires all DPS personnel to be trained in the Incident Command System/National Incident Command System. All DPS personnel regularly participate in fire evacuation drills and all hazard response simulations. DPS was recently informed by Georgetown University’s Office of Emergency Management that it will be included as a recipient of specialized emergency management consulting and training as part of a federal grant.
The Director of Public Safety and Emergency Management is responsible for coordinating the SAOC Senior Administrator in Charge Program. This program provides senior leadership consultation 24/7/365 days a year for managing emergency and sensitive situations.
The Director of Public Safety and Emergency Management is also responsible for coordinating the Floor Marshal Program as part of fire safety and emergency management. Floor Marshals are campus volunteers trained to safely evacuate people from buildings during an emergency. They are also trained to help people shelter in place and to coordinate their activities with DPS and the D.C. Fire Department.