Emergency Preparedness in 10 Minutes

Emergency Preparedness Module link

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.

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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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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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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 … Read more