The NAU Emergency Management Advisory Group is the university’s organization responsible for emergency and incident preparedness; specifically, the coordination of the university’s efforts to mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters and emergencies that occur on campus or impact our campus. Although public safety is our job, it is a community partnership and the responsibility of everyone at the University. Through programs of education, information, and active police and security presence we endeavor to ensure that students, faculty, and staff are free from safety distractions so that they may learn, teach, and conduct research.


NAU has held joint exercises with Flagstaff Fire and Police Departments and Mortenson Construction during the summers of 2013 and 2014. In the 2013 exercise, it was simulated that a worker was trapped somewhere in a tunnel beneath the campus construction site adjacent to the Liberal Arts Building. NAU Emergency Management, NAU Police dispatch personnel contacted the Flagstaff Fire Department to effect a rescue. Here are three galleries of pictures from the 2013 exercise. Click on them to open each gallery.