1/17: University of Houston-Clear Lake and its off-site locations will be open on Thursday, Jan. 18. During inclement weather, university officials monitor local conditions and post announcements regarding closure of the university on the UHCL Emergency Information website as well as the UHCL Hotline (281-283-2221).

Emergency Management and Fire Safety


Provide UHCL with a comprehensive and integrated emergency management system that coordinates university and community resources to protect lives, property and the environment through mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery from all natural and man-made hazards that may impact our campus.

What we do

  • Coordinate Emergency Management activities for UHCL.
  • Maintain and update the university’s Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan, Hazards Vulnerability Analysis and All Hazards Plan.
  • Activate and staff the UHCL Emergency Operations Center.
  • Work with other county, city, university, departments, agencies and task force elements to develop a variety of related emergency plans, procedures and guidelines.
  • Coordinate for local, state and federal government response and recovery operations during a major emergency or disaster.
  • Maintain and operate the university’s fixed-site and mobile Emergency Operations Center.
  • Conduct emergency and disaster education workshops.
  • Monitor severe weather watches, warnings and special statements issued by the National Weather Service.
  • Serve as staff support for the Pasadena Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) for Hazardous Materials.
  • Provide assistance and support to all public safety agencies, government entities and private sector partners through planning, training and exercising.
  • Coordinate resource support to tactical response units and on scene Incident Commanders.
  • Provide Continuity of Operations Planning information and guidance.

Fire Safety

UHCL's Emergency Management and Fire Safety department conducts life safety inspections and fire drills, as well as provides educational opportunities to students, faculty and staff on a variety of fire prevention and safety topics. Through teamwork and cooperation, we can maintain a fire-safe university at UHCL.

Training and Permits for Construction, Special Events and Gatherings

Texas and National Campus Fire Prevention Programs

Annual Fire Report    

Business Continuity Plan

Business Continuity Plans (BCP) ensure operations may be performed efficiently with minimal disruptions. The intent of the plan is to establish operational concepts and identify tasks and responsibilities required to carry out emergency management and recovery. For assistance with continuity planning contact the Office of Emergency Management at 281-283-2261 or blacka@uhcl.edu

 Hurricane Preparation

  • Facilities and Maintenance

    Main Phone: 281-283-2250
    Custodial Phone: 281-283-2250
    Scheduling Phone: 281-283-2200
    Email: facilities@uhcl.edu

    Central Services Building
    2700 Bay Area Blvd. 
    Houston, TX 77058-1002

    Office Hours:
    Vary By Department