Boise State University has completed its draft Hazard Mitigation Plan.
From now until January 8, 2021, the Boise State University campus community is invited to review and submit feedback on our first ever, campus Hazard Mitigation Plan. Public feedback is the final step before submission of our plan to the Idaho Office of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
We are hoping our students, faculty, staff, and community partners will provide input to our planning team on (Scroll down to review the plan and to comment):
- Whether we accurately identified the hazards/threats relevant to campus
- Our proposed strategies for reducing the impact of future incidents that may occur on or around the campus
Following more than a year of research, coordination and planning, the hazard mitigation plan was created to identify cost-effective and sustainable mitigation actions that aim to reduce or eliminate the long-term risk to human life and property from natural hazards and human-caused/technological threats. Our Mitigation Steering Committee was comprised of representatives from every department and division on campus, including several Boise State faculty subject matter experts. We also collaborated with a wide range of community partners that included the National Weather Service, US Army Corps of Engineers, Central District Health, Ada County Emergency Management, City of Boise Emergency Management, and the Idaho Office of Emergency Management.
Robert Littrell, Assistant Director of Emergency Management for the university said having a completed and approved plan is a prerequisite for applying for FEMA mitigation grant projects.