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.
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