Emergency Preparedness in 10 Minutes

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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. OEP’s online training module is perfect for this training need and even offers the option for students, faculty and staff to receive a certificate of completion once a brief quiz is finalized.

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.

Stop the Bleed

Stop the Bleed logoAs 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.

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Winter Storm

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During periods of inclement winter weather, UGA follows a set procedure for announcing operational changes.

By policy, the university makes one of three announcements: UGA is open and operating on a regular schedule; UGA is closed; or UGA will delay opening until a specific time.

An all-campus email through ArchNews is the primary means to distribute such announcements. The announcement also is posted to the UGA home page (www.uga.edu).

Announcements will also be posted to Twitter (@universityofga and @UGAEVENTS) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/uga.edu and https://www.facebook.com/UgaToday).

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Bomb Threat

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Most bomb threats are received by phone. Act quickly, but remain calm and obtain as much information as possible from the caller. Where is the bomb located? (Building, Floor, Room, etc.) When will it go off? What does it look like? What kind of bomb is it? What will make it to explode? Did you place the … Read more

Medical Emergency

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Notify the UGA Police at  911 immediately. Provide the emergency dispatcher with your name, location, a number of people injured, and a description of the medical emergency. Stay on the phone for instructions of how you can assist. Send a responsible person to meet first responders outside of the building on the street to lead … Read more