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About Emergency Preparedness

Yakir Fernandez
Emergency Management
Office of Facilities Management and Operations
Office: 305.237.3774

The Office of Emergency Management at Miami Dade College (MDC) works to prepare all campuses to mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from all hazards that may adversely impact MDC students, employees, faculty, and guests.
The Director of Emergency Management is responsible for the overall management of the College's Emergency Management and Preparedness functions. Guided by the college-wide Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP), this position handles the day-to-day emergency management operations, including the development and maintenance of the disaster preparedness training program.

The Director also collaborates with College officials to ensure adequate disaster warning, evacuation and in-place sheltering procedures are developed, implemented and exercised in accordance with regulations of local, state and federal agencies.

Miami Dade College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and baccalaureate degrees.
Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Miami Dade College.
Miami Dade College is an equal access/equal opportunity institution which does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, marital status, age, religion, national origin,
disability, veteran’s status, ethnicity, pregnancy, sexual orientation or genetic information. Additional information may be obtained by contacting the
Office of Equal Opportunity Programs/ADA Coordinator/Title IX Coordinator, at 305.237.2577.