10 days before finals a 7.1 earthquake strikes southcentral Alaska, closing the University of Alaska Anchorage. Learn how a small, dedicated facilities staff and a handful of contractors repaired damage in 70 buildings, allowing campus to fully reopen 5 days later. The journey included using all resources available, finding tasks suitable for wide variance of skill level, and utilizing the Incident Command System to manage the effort.

Learning Objectives:

1. Learn how our prior planning and training assisted with the response;

2. Discuss our mistakes and how we will improve for the future;

3. Learn how we managed priorities and politics with the Incident Command System;

4. Learn how our focus on people carried us from initial response to reopening and beyond

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