Emergency preparedness is everyone’s responsibility. The UGA Office of Emergency Preparedness (OEP) certainly recognizes this fact and developed a brief online interactive learning module with a campus community sense of preparedness in mind. The module’s intent is to assist in preparing students, faculty, staff, parents and visitors to be ready for a variety of emergencies that could occur on campus. The module was developed in partnership with the UGA Web Instructional Development Office at the Georgia Center with content assistance from the UGA Police Department and the UGA Environmental Safety Division. Based on requests from various University departments and students, OEP worked to develop the interactive module for the University community in order to provide a condensed summary of important emergency preparedness reminders, emergency response procedures, crime prevention tips and information on free resources. Additionally, the training modules include optional video segments that are used to provide a visual reminder to enhance the usefulness of the training module. Many campus departments are looking for a concise and easy method to inform new and existing faculty and staff on campus regarding emergency notification methods, building emergency procedures and on the availability of various emergency preparedness resources. OEP’s online training module is perfect for this training need and even offers the option for students, faculty and staff to print a certificate of completion once a brief quiz is finalized.
UGAAlert 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?
etween winter weather and spring break, UGA students need to be prepared for all types of emergencies. Do you have a Mobile Ready Kit for your car? This kit should include the following:
During winter weather, make sure you include an ice scraper and sand or cat litter for traction. If your destination is a little on the warmer side, throw in sunscreen and bug repellent. Take a few minutes to research the area you are traveling to, you might need to supplement your Mobile Ready Kit even more. We always recommend starting your research by checking out the Office of Emergency Preparedness Student Emergency Checklist, and our Travel section.
The Spring 2015 CERT class will be held on Tuesdays, from 2:30-5:00 pm, starting on Feb. 24, 2015. Register for the next CERT class. For more information on the UGA CERT Program, please email Pete Golden.
As you travel around campus, have you wondered where the nearest tornado shelter area would be in the building in which you work or visit? How about where to go in case of a fire? Soon, this information will be located in many buildings on campus in the form of an emergency poster or a podium card. These new resources developed by the Office of Emergency Preparedness can provide quick instructions on what to do in a variety of emergencies such as severe weather, fire, a chemical spill, active shooters or medical emergencies. Each poster and podium card have building specific information in the lower right corner which will tell occupants where to shelter in case of severe weather or where the fire evacuation location is for that particular building. If you would like more information about these resources, or if you would like to have them installed in your building, contact Noelle Broadnax.
In case of an ACTIVE SHOOTER on campus, hide/barricade is only one option. Watch the Plan, Prepare, React: Active Shooter Response Options for Institutes of Higher Education video for more options.