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.
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:
Should you have an issue of concern for your event, follow these steps of action:
Together, we will create a working strategy that defines the decision-making process, chain of command, and ultimate response to the issue.
It is critical for your event to have an emergency action plan with well-documented procedures and protocols to swiftly respond in time of crisis. Having a well thought out and detailed plan is an important part of emergency preparation. IEEE MCE is pleased to provide this template for your use and provides a framework for developing an emergency response plan for your event.
For general inquiry about IEEE’s event emergency preparedness program, contact: