Critical Event Preparedness and Response

The Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response provides leadership, support, and training to reduce the disruption of service and loss of life and property by developing mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery strategies for Augusta University and Augusta University Health System during disasters and emergency situations through a comprehensive, risk-based emergency preparedness platform.

To contact the Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response, call 706-667-4251.

Services include:

  • Developing Emergency Operation Plans and emergency response documents
  • Assisting departments with Business Continuity Plans
  • Providing training to departments and groups to include CEPaR, Active Shooter, and DECON


Who We Are

Joe Webber   Joe Webber
  Director of CEPaR
  Summerville Campus PSS 113


E. Denise Cooper   E. Denise Cooper
  Critical Event Operations Specialist
  Summerville Campus PSS 119


John Francis Ryan   John Francis Ryan, CHEC
  Critical Event Preparedness and Response
  1120 15th Street


Milton Birdsong   Milton Birdsong, B.S.
  Emergency Manager
  1120 15th Street



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