programs & Services
The Office of Emergency Preparedness provides a full range of programs and services to help the University of Georgia community prepare for large-scale emergencies.
The mission of the Office of Emergency Preparedness (OEP) is to provide a comprehensive security and emergency management program for the University of Georgia in order to save lives, protect property, promote continuity of operations, and reduce the overall effects of large-scale disasters.
Natural and man-made disasters can occur without warning and individual preparedness is the cornerstone of emergency preparedness and response. Knowing how to prepare for and respond appropriately during emergencies can save your life and the lives of your family, neighbors and co-workers. At the main campus in Athens, the most common threat is severe weather. However, other threats also exist. Colleges and universities are open environments creating the possibility of accidental and intentional chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive (CBRNE) incidents. Knowing the types of emergencies you may face is the first step in being prepared.
The Office of Emergency Preparedness provides a full range of programs and services to help the University of Georgia community prepare for large-scale emergencies. (see www.prepare.uga.edu for more information on programs, training and services)
- Building Safety and Security Representative Program (BSSR)
- National Incident Management System (NIMS) training
- Departmental Emergency Procedures, Building Emergency Action Plans
- UGA Campus Emergency Response Team (UGA CERT) Training Opportunities
- Department delivered training on emergency preparedness, pandemic influenza, terrorism, response to campus emergencies and travel safety
Plan ahead for emergencies by: assembling an emergency kit, learning about basic first aid, attending training sessions and participating in safety classes, recognizing threats for your area and staying informed.
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