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The Department of Emergency Management (DEM) is a part of the University's Department of Public Safety. The Department of Public Safety also oversees the University of Minnesota Police Department (UMPD) and the Department of Central Security (DCS).
The Department of Emergency Management's mission is to help the University prepare for, respond to, recover from, and reduce the effects of disasters. Our mission is accomplished through preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation.
DEM serves the Twin Cities, Crookston, Duluth, Morris and Rochester campuses.
If you see something suspicious taking place on campus, report that behavior or activity to the UMPD, 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.
If your department is interested in a "See Something, Say Something" poster to display, please contact DEM. The posters are available in English and Somali.
University of Minnesota
Department of Emergency Management
2221 University Ave. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Emergency Managers, responders and other health and safety professionals across the state normally have their plates full just keeping their citizens safe from everyday threats and harm. Doing it through a Minnesota winter just makes it harder.
That’s why the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) sponsors the annual “Winter Hazard Awareness Week” public information campaign each year. The week features an intense media campaign that highlights specific daily topics related to winter weather safety. The HSEM Winter Weather Safety website offers additional information, checklists, and other informational resources to assist in local education efforts throughout the season.
Local professionals and volunteers can use these resources to engage their fellow citizens and local media to focus on these hazards and help ensure everyone has a safe and warm winter season.
Monday, November 4:
Winter Weather Overview – Ice storms, blizzards, sub-zero temperatures, winter weather watches and warnings and wind-chill
Tuesday, November 5:
Outdoor Winter Safety – Safety on ice, snowmobile safety, hypothermia and frostbite
Wednesday, November 6:
Winter Fire Safety – Winter and holiday fire safety, alternative heat sources, smoke detectors, cooking safety, candle and decorations
Thursday, November 7:
Indoor Winter Safety – Carbon monoxide, radon, mold and general home care
Friday, November 8:
Winter Driving – auto safety, snowplows, road conditions, using 5-1-1, winter driving tips, car survival kits.