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Emergency Preparedness

AlertVU test set for Feb. 25

Feb. 17, 2020—Vanderbilt University Public Safety will conduct a test of the AlertVU emergency notification system on Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 1:30 p.m. AlertVU rapidly sends notification messages in the event of an imminent threat or danger to the Vanderbilt community.

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University monitoring coronavirus outbreak

Jan. 29, 2020—Vanderbilt University officials are actively monitoring the outbreak of the respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, China. At this time, there are no reports of coronavirus cases on the Vanderbilt campus, and there are no confirmed cases in Tennessee.

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Emergency tabletop exercise scheduled for Dec. 3

Dec. 2, 2019—Vanderbilt’s Office of Emergency Preparedness, Fire and Workplace Safety will host representatives from across the university who play a key role in disaster mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery for an emergency tabletop training exercise on Tuesday, Dec. 3.

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Outdoor warning sirens tested Oct. 24-25

Oct. 18, 2019—Vanderbilt University Public Safety will conduct tests of the Vanderbilt outdoor warning notification system on Thursday, Oct. 24, and Friday, Oct. 25. The tests will include an audible message followed by a steady tone, which might occur a few times each day.

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Safety app VandySafe now linked with AlertVU for broader community safety

Jul. 30, 2019—VandySafe, the safety app launched by Vanderbilt University Public Safety, will now send push notifications to users in the event of an emergency on campus. The update broadens safety efforts to communicate real-time notifications to community members in addition to the students, faculty and staff notified through AlertVU.

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Vanderbilt, Nashville Fire Department team up for unique training opportunity at university’s Carmichael Towers

Jun. 17, 2019—More than 800 Nashville firefighters from across Davidson County will participate in a unique training opportunity on the Vanderbilt campus June 18-29, when they conduct high-rise fire response drills in the university’s Carmichael West Tower 4 residence hall, slated for demolition later this summer.

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Public Safety encourages pedestrian safety across campus

Mar. 28, 2019—Vanderbilt is a walkable campus, and pedestrian safety is a top priority. The Office of Emergency Preparedness encourages the Vanderbilt community to follow basic pedestrian safety guidelines.

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Emergency preparedness tabletop exercise scheduled for Dec. 4

Nov. 23, 2018—Vanderbilt’s Office of Emergency Preparedness will host representatives from across the university who play a key role in disaster mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery for an emergency tabletop training exercise on Tuesday, Dec. 4.

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Test of outdoor warning system scheduled for Oct. 6

Sep. 28, 2018—A full-scale test will take place on Saturday, Oct. 6, at noon to coincide with Metro’s monthly siren test.

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Download VandySafe, upgraded safety app from VUPD

Aug. 29, 2018—SafeVU has been upgraded and renamed VandySafe. Features include emergency calling, reporting, services and guides, improved aesthetics and more.

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Emergency tabletop exercise scheduled for Nov. 7

Oct. 30, 2017—Vanderbilt’s Office of Emergency Preparedness, Fire and Workplace Safety will host representatives from across the university who play a key role in disaster mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery for an emergency tabletop training exercise on Nov. 7.

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Personal preparedness: Why prepare?

Sep. 22, 2017—Disasters, both natural and man-made, affect hundreds of thousands of people in the United States each year. Learning about different types of disasters and what to do before they strike can increase your chance of survival and decrease the extent of fear, property damage, and interruption to your daily life.

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