Are you Ready?
Knowing what to do during an emergency is an important part of being prepared and may make all the difference when seconds count. If you are a new or returning student, faculty or staff member, everyone can take actions now to minimize the impact of an emergency situation. Take the following steps to prepare for an emergency:
- Get a Kit – Gather personal emergency supplies in a portable container and include unique items you need, such as prescription medication. Visit: http://www.vaemergency.com/readyvirginia/getakit
- Make a Plan – Plan in advance how you will contact your family, how you will get back together; and what you will do in different situations. Visit: http://www.vaemergency.com/readyvirginia/makeaplan http://www.ice4safety.com
- Be Informed – Learn about the potential emergencies that could happen in the UVA community, the appropriate way to respond to them, and where to get up-to-date information. Visit: http://www.virginia.edu/emergency/EmergencyProcedures0805.pdf http://www.virginia.edu/emergency/plan.html
Right now, you can:
Learn more during the Emergency Preparedness Month outreach activities in September!