Monday, September 30, 2013

Safety awareness: Campus resources for students, faculty and staff

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UW-Eau Claire students, faculty and staff are reminded of the following resources for increasing safety awareness and helping the campus community to be better prepared for emergencies:
  • Emergency notification system. If you haven’t already done so, you may register your cellphone number for emergency text messages by visiting the Emergency information website. A test of the emergency notification system will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 3. Other emergency alert capabilities, including mass email and computer pop-up messages, also will also be tested at this time.
  • Emergency Procedures Guide. Please see the Emergency Procedures Guide, which provides concise information about how to respond to various emergencies. Printed copies of the guide have been distributed throughout classrooms, offices and residence halls.
  • Presentation: "Threats/Violence Prevention and Surviving Active-Shooter Incidents." UW-Eau Claire Police Chief David Sprick and Police Sgt. Chris Kirchman will speak from noon-1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, in the Ho-Chunk Room of Davies Center. All are welcome; registration is not required. Refreshments will be provided. If you are unable to attend, learn about options for consideration in the event of an active-shooter incident by viewing brief videos on the UW-Eau Claire Police website. Also available is a poster providing tips on how to respond during an active-shooter incident.
Send email to Dr. Beth Hellwig, vice chancellor for student affairs and chair of the Chancellor's Emergency Response Team, with any safety-preparedness questions or concerns.