Severe weather in Tennessee seems to becoming more common. Learn about how to protect yourself when dangerous weather strikes.
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.
Do you know what to do if faced with the threat of an active shooter on campus? Your reaction will depend on your knowledge and readiness to act. Watch a video on how to survive an active shooter attack on the campus Safety website.
Most people think they know what to do in a fire, but they have not considered the impact that stress and disorientation of being engulfed in smoke has on brain function. Fire drills are essential to establishing muscle memory and improving reaction time. Repetition helps your brain access information under stress. Learn more about how to respond in a fire on the Safety website.
In addition to the recent upgrades to UT Alert that have improved text delivery speed and added digital signs and campus cable television, the newest way to receive emergency messages is on your computer monitor. The same message that goes out as a UT Alert text will appear on your desktop computer. Download the Alertus client software from the OIT website.
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.
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.
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.
The university plans to test the UT Alert text and e-mail messaging system at 1:10 p.m. today. To ensure that the entire campus receives notification during an emergency, the UT Alert system sends messages to every student, faculty, and staff e-mail account.
The UT Police Department will be on the Pedestrian Walkway from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 1, to kick off National Campus Safety Month. Officers will be there with one of the new patrol vehicles to distribute safety information to students, staff, and faculty.