Resources

Academic Professional Security Series

The Office of Emergency Preparedness and the UGA Center for International Trade and Security will host periodic seminars designed to bring together professionals and academics working in the areas of security to increase collaboration between the two groups. The seminars are part of the Academic-Professional Security Series. Information about upcoming seminars will be posted on this Website. For further information or questions about the Academic-Professional Security Series, contact the Office of Emergency Preparedness at (706) 542-2778 or email John Newton. A Time to Remember - A Time to Prepare - Sept. 11, 2014 FBI Agent Gina Young, who responded to the 9/11 attacks ...
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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 fire, https://emer.prepare.uga.edu/osepforms/building_list.html ...
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Classroom Preparedness Checklist

As an instructor, you are the authority figure in the classroom and your actions will influence how students respond during an emergency. Please review the suggestions listed below that are intended to help you and your students prepare and respond to a classroom emergency.  Remember, the emergency phone number for all emergencies is 911. Discuss classroom safety at the beginning of the semester.  A template for what to say is listed below. To find out the appropriate evacuation and shelter locations, contact the Building Safety and Security Representative for the building, the Office of Emergency Preparedness (OEP) (prepare@uga.edu), or visit ...
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CPR/AED Certification

Would you know what to do in a cardiac, breathing or first aid emergency? The right answer could help you save a life. As a member for the University of Georgia community, you should really consider becoming certified in CPR/AEDs. There are several opportunities for certification on the UGA campus and within the Athens-Clarke County community. The University Health Center offers several classes throughout the year, along with Recreational Sports. The American Red Cross and Athens Regional also offer certification classes. Please become certified in CPR, it could save a life ...
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Emergency Posters

What would you do in an emergency on campus? 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 ...
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Emergency Preparedness in 10 Minutes

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 ...
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Emergency Procedures for Students, Faculty, Staff and Visitors with Disabilities

Applicability The University of Georgia is committed to providing equal access to emergency procedures (alerting, evacuation and sheltering) for students, faculty, staff and visitors with disabilities. This document is intended to outline departmental responsibilities, emergency procedures, and resources available to the University community. The University recognizes that individuals with disabilities may require assistance with alerting, evacuating and sheltering in the event of an emergency. As a result, the University asks all individuals (students, faculty, staff and visitors) who may need assistance in an emergency to self-identify themselves to the University. Once an individual has self-identified, the University will work with ...
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Emergency Response Guidebook

The Emergency Response Guidebook is a quick reference guide for UGA Faculty and Staff that contains emergency numbers, emergency notification methods for UGA, and information on what do in an emergency on the UGA campus. For more information of what do in case of an emergency on the UGA campus, visit Emergency-What to Do. To request a copy of the guidebook, contact the Office of Emergency Preparedness ...
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Evacuation Chair Purchase

NOTE: BEFORE ORDERING AN EVACUATION CHAIR, DEPARTMENTS NEED TO CONTACT PETE GOLDEN, Office of Emergency Preparedness, for instructions. After contacting OEP, follow these steps. DEPARTMENTS USING UGAmart: BEFORE YOU LOG ON TO UGAmart: Download and save the Evacuation Chair Quote.pdf to your computer, as you will need this file to upload later as an attachment when ordering in UGAmart. * NOTE: During the ordering process in UGAmart, you will be prompted to upload your saved quote into the "External Line Attachment". (Attachment link in UGAmart can be found on the Summary-Draft Requisition screen.) Departments ordering an Evacuation Chair via UGAmart use the following instructions: UGA ...
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Family Emergency Preparedness Kit

When preparing for a possible emergency situation, it's best to think first about the basics of survival: fresh water, food, clean air and warmth. You should keep emergency supplies on hand. In addition, you should place some needed supplies in a container that can be quickly taken with you. In addition to a grab and go emergency kit, you should store other supplies in case of an emergency requiring you to stay where you are for an extended period of time. Below are suggestions for both an emergency kit and emergency preparation: Grab & Go Emergency Kit: Container for kit ...
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Family Preparedness/NOAA Weather Radio

Family Preparedness Day is a time for every family, or group of roommates, to plan and rehearse what they should do during the first 72 hours of any severe weather-related event or disaster. It’s also important to pay attention to your local forecast and be sure you have a way to receive weather alerts, even if you are asleep. A message from the University of Georgia's Emergency Notification System, UGAAlert, is only sent out when a tornado warning has been issued, meaning a tornado has been sighted, or indicated  by weather radar, in the area. In addition, OEP recommends a National Oceanic ...
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Flood Awareness

Floods, Flash Floods Can Happen Anytime, Anywhere In 2013, Georgia experienced a record-setting wet year. It was the fifth wettest year in Atlanta, the sixth wettest year in Columbus, and the ninth wettest year ever recorded in south Georgia. Meanwhile, Macon had its wettest year on record, with 72.91 inches of rain. The heavy rain caused flooding that washed away roads and bridges and damaged dozens of homes and businesses across Georgia throughout 2013. Floods are the most common and widespread of all natural disasters, except fire. Floods can be slow or fast rising but generally develop over a period ...
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Get Ready On-the-Go

Did you know that you can download an app that will give you real-time weather and hazards alerts for your location? The Ready Georgia mobile app, created by the Georgia Emergency Management Agency and the Georgia Department of Public Health, is an interactive tool that makes it easier than ever to be prepared for emergencies. The app includes robust features not previously available in one mobile application. Go to Ready Georgia's Website for more information ...
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Lightning Safety

Beware of Lightning -- A Deadly Threat in Thunderstorms Lightning is a deadly by-product of thunderstorms, which are very common in Georgia, particularly in the spring and summer. Lightning kills an average of 55 people each year throughout the United States. It occurs mostly during the warmer months of June through September. In Georgia, lightning kills one to two people and injures approximately 12 people per year on average. Learn the basic safety rules and precautions about thunderstorms and the embedded killer called lightning. Share this knowledge with your family and friends. Don’t be caught off-guard by these storms. When outdoors, ...
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LiveSafe FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions What is LiveSafe? LiveSafe is a free mobile app made available by University of Georgia. The easy to use app is designed to prevent crime and enable timely and effective incident response. Through the LiveSafe app, smartphone users can communicate directly with safety officials through a cloud-based dashboard. This dashboard is monitored by communication officers within the University of Georgia Police Department. What are the main features of LiveSafe? The core features include quick tip submittal via text with picture and video attachments (including the option to stay anonymous), live chat with safety officials, fast access to emergency phone ...
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Local Weather – WeatherSTEM

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! ...
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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Radio Information

The best way to survive an emergency is to know when it's coming so you can take appropriate action. A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Radio is the optimal way to hear watches and warnings from the National Weather Service (NWS) even if they are issued in the middle of the night. NOAA Weather Radios are recommended as standard equipment in every home and public gathering place. As a part of personal preparedness, the Office of Emergency Preparedness (OEP) encourages everyone to have a NOAA radio and know how to use it. OEP encourages UGA Departments to purchase ...
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Outdoor Sirens

Outdoor sirens are activated by Athens-Clarke County only when a tornado warning has been issued for the area (or part of schedule drill/test). A warning is issued when a tornado has been sighted or indicated by weather radar in the area. You should immediately seek shelter when you hear outdoor weather sirens in Athens. Sirens are located on the Chemistry Building, near Family Housing, on the East Campus Parking Deck and at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia. Review the UGA Tornado Safety Tips to learn the actions to take if you are in a building, outdoors, in a vehicle, or ...
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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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PREPARED DAWGS

Prepared Dawgs is a quarterly informational newsletter that is distributed by the Office of Emergency Preparedness (OEP) in order to update UGA Students, Faculty, and Staff on Emergency Preparedness along with providing information to Building Safety & Security Representatives (BSSRs) and keeping members of the UGA Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) informed on upcoming events and training. Prepared Dawgs newsletter are available by email, simply subscribe at: http://eepurl.com/cdWC9f Prepared Dawgs September 2017 Prepared Dawgs January 2017 Prepared Dawgs September 2016 - National Preparedness Month Prepared Dawgs Summer 2016 Prepared Dawgs Winter 2016 Prepared Dawgs Fall 2015 Prepared Dawgs Summer 2015 Prepared ...
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Severe Weather Shelter Signs

The Office of Emergency Preparedness (OEP) is offering Building Safety and Security Representatives (BSSRs) free severe weather sheltering signs for their buildings. These signs are useful in providing a visual reminder to students, faculty and staff in buildings where the best shelter areas are located in their building in case of a tornado. The signs come with adhesive strips attached, which generally stick to a variety of wall surfaces. BSSRs can contact OEP at prepare@uga.edu or 542-5845 to request the severe weather sheltering signs. OEP staff will deliver and install the signs in your building at your request. Additionally, OEP ...
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Stay Connected with New Safety App, LiveSafe

The University of Georgia Office of Emergency Preparedness in collaboration with the University of Georgia Police are providing all students, faculty, and staff with the LiveSafe app. Steps to Download LiveSafe Download “LiveSafe” from the App Store or Google Play (Enable location services and push notifications when prompted). Sign up using your mobile phone number, email or Facebook account. Create a password and fill in your name. Search for “University of Georgia” to connect with the organization. Add your email to your profile (Left Menu > Settings > Profile). What is LiveSafe? LiveSafe is a personal safety mobile app that provides ...
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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 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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Student Checklist and Emergency Kit

Natural and man-made disasters can occur without warning. Knowing how to prepare for and respond appropriately during emergencies can save your life as well as other students, friends, and family. The Emergency Supply Kit items were selected to fit in a student's backpack for ease in packing and taking with you quickly in the event of an emergency. The Student Preparedness checklist and Emergency Supply Kit list provides a quick reference that a student can use to better prepare for dealing with personal safety and preparedness issues while at the University of Georgia. One of the most common emergency threats on ...
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Student Emergency Guidebook

The Student Emergency Guidebook is a quick reference guide that contains emergency numbers, what to do in an emergency, and Fall and Spring Semester Calendars. Emergency Numbers (for all UGA Campus emergencies call 911) Ambulance: 911 UGA Police: 911 UGA Police Administration Line/Records: 706-542-5813 Athens-Clarke County Police: 911 Non-Emergency: 706-546-5900 Athens-Clarke County Police Records/Information: 706-613-3330 Fire: 911 UGA Counseling and Psychiatric Services Dept. (CAPS): 706-542-2273 (regular hours) 911 or 706-542-2200 (after hours) Hospitals - ARMC: 706-475-7000 St. Mary’s 706-389-3000 Public Health: 706-389-6921 Student Preparedness Checklist  Check your information in UGAAlert (www.ugaalert.uga.edu) and programmed (706) 542-0111 as UGAAlert in your cell phone ...
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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 produce damage similar to a tornado. These winds occur about 19 days per year in Georgia and are most common in the spring and summer months, peaking in July. Lightning is a deadly by-product of thunderstorms, occurring mostly during the warmer months of June through ...
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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. Definitions of tornado watch and warning A tornado watch is issued by the National Weather Service when tornadoes are possible in the area. A tornado warning is issued when a tornado has been sighted or indicated by weather radar in the area. Pre-storm Make sure ...
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Training Classes offered by OEP

The Office of Emergency Preparedness (OEP) also offers emergency planning and preparedness training through a variety of programs and classes - some by request. See list below for a sample of classes offered. Class schedules and registration links will be posted on this site's homepage as they become available. Check this site often for class updates and information. After September 11, 2001, federal, state, and local emergency and enforcement agencies enhanced their emergency preparedness plans and training. However, as witnessed in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, first responders may not be able to prevent the loss of lives and property ...
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Travel Safety

For information relating to travel safety, both domestic and abroad, the University Office of Emergency Preparedness provides the following web links: Office of Emergency Preparedness - Travel Safety Recommendations The recommendations listed provide any traveler with basic information that may help your domestic or international travel experiences safer and more enjoyable. U.S. Department of State - Traveling Abroad This site details subjects such as: Travel Safety Information for Students Travel warnings/precautions to foreign countries Worldwide caution public announcements Chemical Biological Agents Fact Sheet Update Consular Affairs U.S. Customs Passport information Spring Break in Mexico – “Know Before You Go!” Spring Break: ...
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Travel Safety Guidebook

Travel Safety Guidebooks are prepared by the University of Georgia (UGA) Office of Emergency Preparedness (OEP) and the UGA Office of International Education (OIE) to provide student travelers with practical international travel trip information. It is important that you review this guide to ensure that you are well-prepared to travel, exercise safe and healthy habits, and serve as a good ambassador for UGA. The Travel Safety Guidebook is a quick reference guide that contains emergency numbers, tips on preparing for international travel, a trip packing guide including what to pack in a first-aid kit, safety tips while traveling, the UGA conduct ...
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UGA Mobile App

The official UGA mobile app is primarily a collaboration between the Student Government Association (SGA) and the University’s Enterprise Information Technology Services (EITS). It includes a link to the Office of Emergency Preparedness mobile site with direct access on what to do in an emergency, Campus Transit bus tracker, Campus map and building search, Parking Services, Food Services meal planner, and more. The app is free to download from the iTunes Store and Google Play. Get your copy today. For more information, please visit EITS ...
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UGAAlert – Desktop Alerting

UGAAlert Desktop is an application for your computer that will show emergency messages from UGAAlert on your computer. Messages will pop-up on your computer screen when a message from UGAAlert is issued. UGAAlert Desktop provides another means of being notified in addition to voice phone calls, text messaging, and e-mails. UGAAlert Desktop is ideal for classrooms or meetings where a computer is used to project information on a screen. Everyone in the room can be notified through the pop-up message.To close the message, simply click dismiss at the bottom of the message. Additionally, the last message can be repeated by right clicking on the Windows ...
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Using NOAA Weather Radios on Campus

Quick Tips: Assignment - Designate a person (and a back-up) who will be in charge of the radio to make sure that notifications are made, batteries are checked, and the unit is working properly. Placement - Place the unit near an exterior window (if possible) and extend the antenna to allow for a better signal. Programmable - Make sure the radio has seven channels, an audible or visual warning alert feature, and a battery backup. Choose a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) weather radio model that incorporates Specific Area Message Encoding (SAME) technology that lets you pre-select the alerts ...
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WeatherSTEM Twitter

Twitter Personal Notifications Create or log into your Twitter Account. Once you have a Twitter Account, log into Twitter and go to: https://apps.twitter.com/app/new Create an application. In order to this, you will have to do the following: Name your application – You will need to come up with n unique name for this application. Twitter will not allow the use of ‘WeatherSTEM’ in this field. Give it a description – Describe the purpose of the Put the twitter account you want to use into the ‘Website’ Field. For example: https://twitter.com/username Leave the ‘Callback URL’ field blank. Make sure to agree ...
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