National Preparedness Month

Flyer for National Preparedness Month Resource FairThe University of Georgia Office of Emergency Preparedness (OEP) will observe National Preparedness Month (NPM) in September with events and expert speakers to remind the university community how to be prepared should an emergency occur. OEP will host a Resource Fair at the Tate Student Center on Friday, September 11, 2015, from 10 a.m. to noon. The event will include representatives from the UGA Police Department, College of Public Health, National EMS, UGA Community Emergency Response Team and College of Pharmacy as well as an Amateur Radio Display.

Guest Lecture

Flyer for Academic Professional Security Series September 11 LectureFrom 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. on September 11, the Office of Emergency Preparedness as part of the Academic-Professional Security Series will host two government intelligence analysts, who will discuss the use of social media in terrorism recruitment, how a person transforms from a patriotic citizen to become a terrorist, as well as patterns in the use of social media related to terrorist organizations. This lecture will be held at the UGA Chapel.

Emergency Preparedness Contest

Are YOU prepared? If so, show us on Twitter.

Step 1:  Post a photo showing us how you prepare for emergencies in your dorm, apartment, car, or anywhere else.

Step 2: Use the #PreparedDawgs hashtag in your post and tag @UGAOEP on Twitter.

Step 3: The OEP staff will decide on a winner for a free emergency kit based on Best Overall, Most Creative, and Most Prepared Dawgs.

The contest deadline is September 30, 2015.

Here are some examples from our last contest:

Emergency Notification

UGA Alert logoUGAAlert allows you to receive emergency messages on multiple devices. To register, you must have a valid UGA MyID.

  • Have you programmed the UGAAlert number, 706-542-0111, into your cell phone?
  • Did you know the UGAAlert messages are also posted to four Twitter feeds (@ugaalert, @UGAEVENTS, @universityofga, @UGAOEP) and to OEP’s Facebook page?
  • You can also Fast Follow @ugaalert without a Twitter account. Text “Follow @ugaalert” to 40404. This will allow you to received the alerts from the UGAAlert Twitter account directly to you phone like a text message.