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Safety Tip: What to Do in an Earthquake


Did you know East Tennessee is one of the most active seismic zones in the country? Last week, more than 3.2 million people participated in The Great Central US ShakeOut to encourage earthquake preparedness. The Office of Emergency Management encourages you to take a moment to learn what to do if an earthquake should occur on our campus.

Safety Course Available Online

An online safety course is available on Online@UT from the Office of Emergency Management. Learn what to do to be prepared for when disaster strikes.

Safety Tip of the Week: Personal Preparedness

UT wants you to be informed in an emergency, but it’s up to you to use that information wisely. What would you do if campus was evacuated? Where would you go? What would you take with you? Do your friends and family know your plan? Review this checklist to learn what you can do to reduce the personal impact of a disaster.

Practice is Key to Effective Emergency Response


Effective campus response to an emergency depends on being prepared. Just like playing a musical instrument or sport, prior knowledge and practice make a difference in performance. Drills are important to ensure effective response in high-stress situations.