LiveSafe

Coming soon – 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 … Read more

Welcome Ambassadors

The Prepared Dawgs Ambassadors is a select group of students chosen to promote, organize, and participate in campus emergency preparedness activities and act as student liaisons for the Office of Emergency Preparedness.  We would like to welcome our 2016-2017 Prepared Dawgs Ambassadors!   (From left to right:  Sloan Grissom, David Butler, Allie Mazurek, Jacob Baxley, Melody … Read more

Stop the Bleed

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 … Read more

BSSR – Who is My BSSR? Where do I shelter? And what do I do during a fire?

Need to know what to do in emergencies for a specific building? Where to shelter in severe weather? What about a fire, where is the evacuation area? Find out not only who is the building’s safety and security representative(s), but also where to shelter in severe weather and where to evacuate to in case of a … Read more

Plan, Prepare, React: Active Shooter Response Options for Students, Faculty and Staff

An active shooter is defined as an armed person who has used deadly force on people and continues to do so while having unrestricted access to additional victims. Although active shooter incidents on college campuses are rare events, the shootings which occurred on the Virginia Tech, Northern Illinois University and other campuses demonstrate that faculty, staff and students should be ready for any type of emergency.

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Tornado Safety

The University of Georgia recognizes the potential threat that severe weather, specifically tornadoes, poses to the large, dispersed, and active University environment. The UGA Office of Security and Emergency Preparedness assembled these tips and suggestions to enable faculty, staff, students, and visitors to better prepare to handle a tornado event should one impact the campus. … Read more

Thunderstorm Safety

All thunderstorms are dangerous because they can produce strong winds, lightning, tornadoes, hail and flash flooding. The typical thunderstorm is 15 miles in diameter and lasts an average of 30 minutes. Georgia’s greatest threats from severe thunderstorms are damaging straight-line winds and large hail. Straight-line winds can reach speeds in excess of 100 mph and … Read more