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In cases of life-threatening emergencies, always call 911 first.
- Harvard University Police Department (HUPD): Public safely, threat, violence, and theft
- Cambridge Fire Department
- Harvard University Operations Center: Fire/smoke/explosion, hazardous materials, flooding, utility failure, and facilities issues
- Harvard University Health Services
Pound Hall location: 617-495-4414
Main number: 617-495-5711
Preparing for Emergencies
Preparing for Emergencies
Automated External Defibrillators (AED)
The leading cause of death in the United States is heart disease, which often leads to sudden cardiac arrest. The use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) can greatly increase a person’s chance of surviving. AEDs are simple to use and can be found throughout the university. Find locations of AEDs on the HLS campus and across Harvard University.
Local Emergency Management Team (LEMT)
The Law School maintains a standing Local Emergency Management Team (LEMT) that works closely with University officials on emergency protocols and, in the event of an incident, will coordinate emergency response activities for the School.
|LEMT TEAM MEMBER||DEPARTMENT||PHONE||ROLE|
|Matt Gruber||Administration||617-998-1731||Overall management of emergency planning, preparedness, response and recovery efforts. Develops and implements business continuity and disaster resumption efforts for HLS.|
|Liberty Kenneally||Administration||617-495-4602||Communicates LEMT updates to the Dean’s planning and administrative team.|
|Jeffrey McNaught||Campus Safety||617-496-2436||Leads coordination efforts for the HLS LEMT with University-wide LEMTs, Harvard Environmental Health and Safety, and the University-wide Crisis Management Team.|
|Catherine Claypoole||Dean’s Office||617-495-4601||Communicates preparedness information to all faculty including logistical adjustments concerning classes and exams, and conveys timely HLS and University policies.|
|Katie McGrath||Finance||617-496-6058||Manages the financial aspects of the school’s emergency planning, response, and recovery actions.|
|Melodie Jackson||Communications||617-496-4481||Sends emergency-related information to the HLS community and serves as HLS’s spokesperson to the media.|
|Jeff Neal||Communications||617-384-7817||Supports in messaging to the HLS community and liaises with the media.|
|Marcia Sells||Dean of Students||617-495-1881||Supports students and their families with emergency-related needs.|
|John Arciprete||Facilities||617-495-5521||Maintains the facilities and grounds for emergency operations and finds alternate locations for emergency operations if needed. Procures, inventories, stores, and distributes emergency equipment and supplies.|
|Pratike Patel||ITS||617-384-5063||Manages the IT networking and equipment needs of the LEMT.|
|Roxanne Armbruster||Human Resources||617-496-2080||Recruits, trains, and assigns the HLS’s emergency planning and response employees and volunteers.|
|Jocelyn Kennedy||Library||617-496-2108||A representative of the Library is included due to the physical space, number of staff, and contents of the collection including rare manuscripts, etc.|
|Lisa Burns||Registrar||617-495-5440||Ensures classes and exams have the spaces and resources required, and makes any necessary adjustments in scheduling.|
|Tara Kripowicz||Faculty Support Services||617-496-1121||Keeps faculty assistants informed of emergency measures being taken, and manages any alterations in support to faculty and their assistants.|
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