Coming April 3, 2017 – LiveSafe App.
The UGA Office of Emergency Preparedness and the UGA Police Department are collaborating to implement a mobile personal safety app called LiveSafe. The LiveSafe App is a communications platform that will allow UGA students, faculty, staff and visitors to access a wealth of mobile safety information and features. The LiveSafe app will be a free resource available to all UGA students, faculty, staff and visitors around the end of February. Detailed information will be distributed to the campus community when the app is released.
The University of Georgia WeatherSTEM unit is an integration of weather sensors, the data gathered and stored by the sensors, and a dynamic display of the data in a website that showcases the current weather, weather forecasts, data mining tools, lessons & activities, weather notifications, and more!
As a part of a national initiative, the University of Georgia Office of Emergency Preparedness (OEP) is coordinating campus efforts to help “Stop the Bleed.” “Stop the Bleed” is a nationwide campaign to empower individuals to act quickly and save lives.
No matter how rapid the arrival of professional emergency responders, bystanders will always be first on the scene. A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes, therefore it is important to quickly stop the blood loss.
OEP is in the process of adding bleeding control kits to each Automated External Defibrillator (AED) cabinet on campus. AED cabinets that contain a bleeding control kit will be marked on the outside of the cabinet with a sticker indicating that a “Stop the Bleed” kit is located inside the cabinet. Each kit contains non-expiring items including a CAT tourniquet, an emergency trauma dressing, compressed gauze, 2 pairs of gloves, trauma shears, a marker and an instruction card. More information on the national “Stop the Bleed” initiative can be found at www.dhs.gov/stopthebleed.com, www.stopthebleedingcoalition.org or www.bleedingcontrol.org.
Additionally, OEP is coordinating two-hour bleeding control classes (B-Con) for interested campus volunteers. For more information on upcoming B-Con classes and/or the “Stop the Bleed” campus program, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 706.542.5845.