Emergency Preparedness Month News

What if There is a Shooting on Our Campus?

Do you know what to do if the unthinkable becomes a tragic reality? Individual response is critical to thwarting the goals of an active shooter. Do you know when it is best to run or seek cover? Answers to these questions can be found on the emergency preparedness website.

When Does UT Issue Tornado Warnings?

In the event of a tornado warning affecting our campus, the university will send a UT Alert text message and e-mail to the campus community and activates the emergency blue phones. As part of Emergency Preparedness Month, the university encourages members of the campus community to learn more about potential emergencies.

What to Do in Case of Fire

Is it okay to use the elevator when a fire alarm has gone off in your building? Should you try to extinguish a fire on your own? Answers to these questions and more can be found on safety.utk.edu. As part of Emergency Preparedness Month, UT encourages members of the campus community to learn more about potential emergencies.

‘Stay Sharp. Be Aware.’ Posters Help with Evacuations

Be Shrap. Be Aware.

Do you know where to go when you must evacuate your building? What emergencies could cause an evacuation? This month is Emergency Preparedness Month and a good time to learn more about the campus’ safety resources. Facilities Services and the Office of Emergency Management have posted “Stay Sharp. Be Aware.” posters in most UT buildings.

New National Weather Service Text Messages Differ from UT Alert System

The National Weather Service is now automatically warning people of dangerous weather and other emergencies via a special type of text messaging to cellphones. The messages are location-based and sent to people with smartphones capable of receiving the wireless emergency alerts through their carrier. It’s important to note that the NWS messages are different from UT Alert text messages.

Sign Up for UT Alert Text and E-mail Messages

The university will be testing its UT Alert text messaging on Friday. There is still time to sign up to participate in the test. UT Alert allows students, faculty, and staff to be notified via text message or e-mail in the event of an emergency or campus closure. As part of Emergency Preparedness Month, the university encourages members of the campus community to learn more about potential emergencies and to take advantage of all safety resources.