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For all EMERGENCY CALLS dial 9-1-1


Contact Us

Sharlene Sookhoo, Director

Melonie Carmichael, Coordinator

Michael Denier, Tech. Paraprofessional

Campus Operations 

Building (69) Boca Raton Campus

Phone: 561-297-4587

       or 561-297-2894

Fax: 561-297-3477



Public Safety

Department of Emergency Management

The Department of Emergency Management (DEM) is a part of the Division of Administrative Affairs.


Our mission is to coordinate and facilitate Florida Atlantic University’s emergency preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation activities to protect our students, faculty, staff, resources and infrastructure in order to maintain or restore University operations. This is achieved through building, sustaining and improving individual, unit and university readiness and resilience.




 Launch of new Preparedness and Safety App!

Click here to learn about FAU's new preparedness, safety and security initiative and how to download the Owl Ready app!


2018 - A September to Remember!

Adoption of University's first Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP) 

The University has adopted it's first Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP) - Basic Plan. Click here to access the plan. 

FAU to Test Alert System Components on September 27, 2018

FAU will test all components of the alert system on Thursday, September 27, 2018. Click here for details. 


2018 - March-ing On

Shelter in Place Training 

 Shelter in Place sessions offered on the following dates and times:

* Boca Raton campus - March 13th, 2018, Carole and Barry Kaye Auditorium, 2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

(We recommend that you come 20 mins early to sign in and settle in.)

* Broward campuses - March 20th, 2018 10 a.m. -11:15 a.m.  DW 108 (main site) with videoconferencing to Ft. Lauderdale (HE 608) and Sea Tech (ST 259)

* Jupiter campus - March 23rd, 2018, 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m., AD 103

HBOI - March 27th, 2018, 10 a.m. - 11:15 a.m., LE 246

This training familiarizes our faculty and staff members with how to respond to shelter-in-place emergency directives. Most of us understand evacuation (especially from participating in fire drills, etc.), but many are unfamiliar with what shelter-in-place means or how it differs depending on the emergency event or threat—such as hostile intruders, severe weather, or hazardous materials release. This session covers shelter-in-place protocols, as well as key aspects of handling emergencies, such as managing emotions during an emergency, dealing with group dynamics during longer periods of sheltering-in-place, and understanding emergency alerting and notification.

Attendees should also include student workers and the session is open to management staff of service providers/vendors who are stationed on campuses or routinely find themselves on our campuses.

If you've attended past sessions and would like to have a refresher, please come as well. There will be new material due to recent incidents and initiatives.

Given the times we now live in, this training is extremely valuable. 


FAU to Test Alert System Components on March 1, 2018

FAU will test all components of the alert system on Thursday, March 1, 2018. Click here for details. 


2018 - A fresh start to January

Severe Weather Awareness Week: January 22 - 26, 2018


Florida's Department of Emergency Management in conjunction with the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration has declared the week as Severe Weather Awareness Week. Each day of the week focuses on a different weather hazard that affects Floridians. 

This year's schedule is as follows along with links containing additional information: 

Monday, January 22:  Lightning Awareness Day

Tuesday, January 23:  Marine Hazards and Rip Currents Awareness Day

Wednesday, January 24: Tornado and Thunderstorm Awareness Day

Thursday, January 25:  Hurricane and Flooding Awareness Day

Friday, January 26: Temperature Extremes and Wildfire Awareness Day


At 10 a.m. on Wednesday, January 24, the National Weather Service, Miami will conduct a tornado drill. 

Check out the 2018 Florida Severe Weather Awareness Guide here





 Check out our new FAU Alert video!


 Last Modified 9/21/18