Boston College Emergency Management, COOP and Evacuation Planning


December 2007 – March 2009


Patrick Keating, Executive Vice President
Boston College


The Olson Group, Ltd. (OGL) conducted a series of projects for Boston College addressing the institution’s preparedness. OGL Developed an Emergency Management Plan and Gap Analysis, which reviewed the school’s existing emergency management infrastructure against best practices in similar class institutions and other public and private entities. BC adopted the recommendations to re-structure emergency management, elevating the mission to the Office of the President.

OGL also developed a Comprehensive Risk and Vulnerability Analysis for the university and its facilities. This included a building-level threat evaluation, as well as an assessment of collateral impacts of each major building on the three BC campuses.

OGL developed an Evacuation/Shelter-In-Place plan for key facilities and student housing on all three campuses. The plan addressed requirements for relocating classes to alternate facilities, moving students to alternate housing arrangements, and ensuring continued operations of key operations in the event of a natural disaster or man-caused incident.

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