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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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Severe weather at Vanderbilt: Do you know what to do?

Sep. 15, 2017—September is National Preparedness Month—a good time to revisit what to do in the event severe weather threatens the Vanderbilt community.

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Work/Life Connections offers tips to prepare your family for emergencies

Sep. 12, 2017—The month of September is recognized as National Emergency Preparedness Month. Work/Life Connections shares some tips to help you and your family prepare.

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Learn about fire safety at Vanderbilt

Sep. 7, 2017—September is National Preparedness Month, which is a great time to review fire safety protocols to make sure you are ready in the event of a fire affecting your campus area.

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AlertVU test scheduled for Sept. 7

Aug. 24, 2017—Vanderbilt will conduct a test of its AlertVU emergency notification system on Thursday, Sept. 7, at 2:30 p.m. AlertVU sends emergency messages in the event of an imminent threat or danger to the Vanderbilt community.

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New Emergency Operations Center enhances readiness

Apr. 20, 2017—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s (VUMC) new 1,200-square-foot Emergency Operations Center (EOC) has large LED monitors lining freshly painted walls and a slew of telephones.

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VUMC taking part in full-scale disaster drill Thursday, March 23

Mar. 15, 2017—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) will join several other hospitals and federal, state and local agencies for a full-scale weather-related disaster drill on Thursday, March 23, from 9 a.m. to noon.

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AlertVU test scheduled for March 16

Mar. 3, 2017—Vanderbilt will conduct a test of its AlertVU emergency notification system on Thursday, March 16, at 2:30 p.m. AlertVU sends emergency messages in the event of an imminent threat or danger to the larger Vanderbilt community.

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Responding to an active threat on campus: Know what to do

Dec. 8, 2016—Being familiar with emergency response procedures for an active threat on campus is critical to the safety of campus community members and can enhance first responders’ ability to contain a threat.

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Emergency training exercise scheduled for Nov. 3

Oct. 20, 2016—Vanderbilt’s Office of Emergency Preparedness, Fire and Workplace Safety will host representatives from across the university for an emergency table-top training exercise Nov. 3.

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Personal preparedness – why prepare?

Sep. 23, 2016—Disasters, both natural and man-made, affect hundreds of thousands of people each year. Learn what to do before disaster strikes.

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