5 Things you can do to Prepare for a Disaster on Campus


Jennifer Mattingly

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Emergency preparedness is everyone’s responsibility. Take time during National Preparedness Month to get organized. By taking steps ahead of time you can greatly increase your ability and responsiveness during disasters. The Georgia Tech Police Department Office of Emergency Preparedness recommends that students, faculty and staff take the following 5 steps:

  1. Pay attention to emergency alerts. You can register through Passport to receive Georgia Tech Emergency Notification System (GTENS) messages. The Institute also issues alerts through the Outdoor Siren Warning System, social media, digital signs, campus cable network and Wrek Radio.
  2. Know how to respond. Sign up to take Emergency Preparedness courses. All training is free and typically lasts between 1 and 2 hours.
  3. Have a plan. Print and read the GT Emergency Response Guidebook.
  4. Have supplies on hand. Visit Ready.gov for suggestions on important items and documents to keep on hand.
  5. Trust your instincts. If you feel like you are in danger or you see something suspicious, call the Georgia Tech Police Department at (404) 894-2500 to report it.

The Georgia Tech Office of Emergency Preparedness will be handing out information at the Student Center on September 8th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. You can also visit www.emergencypreparedness.gatech.edu for additional information and resources.


Events this week:

  • September 8th, 10 am – 1 pm – Information booth at the Student Center. Stop by and say hello!


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