Event Emergency Management
Overview – Emergency Preparedness
Emergency situations can arise at any time and in any place. Whether it is a large-scale natural or weather-related disaster, fire, acts of violence, terrorism or pandemic, accident, illness, or death.
A meeting or event organizer has no greater responsibility than ensuring the health and safety of their attendees.
When an emergency situation occurs, you may have only moments to respond, and the actions taken can have a significant impact on the event as well as the organization. Having a right set of plans in place that can help you act swiftly to mitigate that impact is critical.
Event Emergency Response Team (EERT)
EERT is IEEE’s centralized event emergency preparedness hub, offering strategies, best practices, and resources for all IEEE global events. EERT will assist organizers in minimizing the impact of emergencies on event performance, safety and well-being attendees, and organizational reputation.
EERT offers event organizers:
- guidance on planning for a wide range of emergencies
- a centralized decision-making structure to facilitate an orderly and effective response
- expert advisement and guidance through a crisis
- coordination with internal IEEE groups (legal, corporate communications, risk management)
- facilitation of communications about the emergency
- ability to bring in additional resources as needed
How to report an incident or concern
Together, we will create a working strategy that defines the decision-making process, the chain of command for various circumstances and how the organization wishes to define what constitutes a real versus perceived crisis.
How to prepare
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Contact for general inquiry
For general inquiry about IEEE’s event emergency preparedness program, contact: