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Personal Preparedness

Preparedness is up to you. The University takes measures to prepare for all hazards from natural to man-made. While there are plans in place to ensure the safety of faculty, staff, students and visitors, it is up to the individual to take an active role in preparedness. Learn your risk and responses. Make an emergency plan. Build a disaster kit. Get involved in preparedness activities on campus and in your community. 

Step 1: Learn Your Risks and Responses

Become familiar with the types of emergencies that can happen on campus. Learn the suggested emergency response procedures for each emergency. Make sure you are aware of all emergency notification methods used on campus and register for UTC Alert.

Step 2: Make a Plan

Disasters happen at a moments notice. They vary from natural to man-made. It is important to plan for a wide range of disasters that frequent your area. Use this template to create a family emergency plan. Visit the abnormal conditions guide to learn more about what kinds of emergencies can happen in your area and how you can better prepare for and respond to those emergencies.

Step 2: Build a Disaster Kit

Local responders may not become overwhelmed during disaster response. Recent disasters, such as Hurricane Katrina, remind us that it could be several hours, or perhaps days, before disaster response can arrive. It is up to the individual to provide for themselves until local responder arrive. A disaster kit can help save your life.

Step 4: Get Involved

Practice makes perfect! Join your campus and community in emergency preparedness initiatives such as training, instructing, presentations, seminars, events, emergency exercises, volunteer opportunities. Visit your local American Red Cross website and Ready.gov to learn more about preparedness activities in your community. Visit our training page for more information about on campus opportunities. 

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