Emergencies don’t wait – don’t get caught unprepared. Having solid preparation can give you peace of mind and, in the face of an emergency, save lives. We’re here to help every Husky prepare for emergencies before they happen. The Office of Emergency Management has developed a university-wide public safety campaign, UConnREADY, to “create a community proud to be safe.” Click on the icons below to access information and tools to make you:
How Can I Be UConnREADY?
- Get UConn Alerts
- In the event of an emergency or major disruption, the UConn community will be notified through UConnAlert. Ensure your contact information is up-to-date!
- Review the Emergency Hazard Guide
- The UConn Emergency Hazard Guide assists with learning how to prepare for and respond to different types of emergencies. Do you know what to do?
- Take a few Seconds For Safety
- Seconds for Safety helps one learn about what to do in various emergency situations, get preparedness tips and improve your understanding of emergency terminology.
- Make a Plan with the UConnREADY Personal Emergency Planning Tool
- This online tool helps you create a personal emergency plan and share it.
- Check Out UConn’s Emergency Operations Plan (EOP)
- The EOP is an all-hazards plan that details the University’s procedures for planning, response, recovery and mitigation of hazards and threats to the University of Connecticut at all campus locations.
- Make a Kit
- Having a disaster supply kit is an important step in being prepared in case of an emergency. Your supply kit should be a collection of basic items you may need in the event of an emergency, at home or on campus.
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Check out our Training Schedule for an up-to-date list of training opportunities on emergency preparedness, prevention, and mitigation. We regularly update our OEM News Feed with various emergency preparedness activity across our campuses, state, and nation. If you are looking for some training materials, check out our “Seconds for Safety” posters and resources.
Are You A Resident Assistant?
The Office of Emergency Management encourages Resident Assistants (RA) to share this preparedness information with their residents. Here is a plan to help you get started:
- Review the preparedness resources on this website for yourself and develop a personal emergency plan.
- Share this page with your residents.
- Ensure that your residents know two ways out of the building. During an emergency, a primary exit may not be the closest one or may become blocked.
- Remind your residents to update their contact information used by UConnALERT.
- Print and post Seconds for Safety flyers on your bulletin boards, which are available for download here.
- Schedule/attend public safety training sessions:
Still want more information?
- Check out our page on special considerations for emergency planning. This page offers additional information for specific members of of the UConn community.
- Review our comprehensive list of resources.
- Email us your questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Download the Emergency Hazard Guide Desktop Icon.
- Download the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) App to get weather alerts.
- Review the emergency management glossary.