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Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month

November 19, 2015

The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has identified November as Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month. According to DHS, the purpose of this month is to build “awareness and appreciation of the importance of critical infrastructure and reaffirms the nationwide commitment to keep our critical infrastructure and our communities safe and secure. Securing the nation's infrastructure, which includes both the physical facilities that supply our communities with goods and services, like water, transportation, and fuel, and the communication and cyber technology that connects people and supports the critical infrastructure systems we rely on daily, is a national priority that requires planning and coordination across the whole community.”

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Recent Floods Remind Us

October 25, 2015

The recent flooding events in the Carolina's remind us how dangerous flooding can be. During one week in October, roughly 11 trillion gallons of water were dumped onto the Carolinas. We should all try to be prepared for flooding. Here's a few tips on how to stay safe:

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OEM Enlists More Help

October 19, 2015

UConn takes emergency preparedness seriously. With the Division of Public Safety, the Office of Emergency Management has contracted the firm Tetra-Tech to assist the University with emergency planning. This assistance with help us ensure that we are doing the best we can to keep our community safe. We've worked hard to establish our program's core. Now, with Tetra-Tech, we are ready to expand the program throughout the entire community.

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OEM in Our Community

October 18, 2015

If you attended the Open House today, October 18th, you may have noticed the Office of Emergency Management's presence. We have regularly joined our close partners, UConn Fire Department and UConn Police Department, to establish Public Outreach and education. Other events OEM has attended this year include Early College Experience training, RA training, New Student Orientation, RA Resource Fair, Health and Wellness Fair, and UConn's earlier Open House. Please look for our booth at other upcoming events on campus. We're usually with our public safety counterparts!

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OEM Hosts the First Basic EOC Training Course

October 7, 2015

During the first full week in October, UConn's Office of Emergency Management (OEM) taught the Basic Emergency Operations Course to potential University Emergency Operations (EOC) Center representatives. Participants in this group are known as the Emergency Operations Team. OEM created the course, based on State and Federal standards, to establish a common understanding across departments of UConn's EOC. It was the first training course OEM created and will soon be offered monthly to faculty and staff. In addition, OEM is working on multiple training courses that will be offered to our entire community. Topics under development currently include the EOC, National Incident Management System (NIMS), and basic personal emergency planning. Please check back regularly for training updates. Email us at oem@uconn.edu if you have any questions.

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