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

Feb. 26, 2016—Severe Weather Awareness Week, scheduled Feb. 28–March 5 for Middle Tennessee, is a good time to revisit what to do in the event severe weather threatens the Vanderbilt community.

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AlertVU test rescheduled; Update notification settings now

Mar. 6, 2015—The March 10 test of AlertVU, Vanderbilt University’s emergency mass notification system, has been rescheduled for the fall 2015 semester. But you can update your point-of-contact settings in the AlertVU system now.

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Have you updated your AlertVU settings?

Mar. 2, 2015—It's important to regularly update your settings in the AlertVU system to ensure you are receiving emergency messages on the device of your choosing.

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Alert VU test broadcast reaches 45,000 users in less than 20 minutes

Mar. 17, 2014—Vanderbilt University Police Department reached more than 45,000 students, faculty and staff at Vanderbilt in less than 20 minutes during its test of the university’s emergency mass notification system, AlertVU, last Wednesday, March 12.

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Severe weather at Vanderbilt – do you know what to do?

Feb. 14, 2014—Severe Weather Awareness Week in Tennessee, Feb. 16-22, is a good time to revisit what to do in the event severe weather threatens the Vanderbilt community.

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Kirkland Hall reopened; emergency over

Oct. 16, 2013—Kirkland Hall has reopened following its evacuation and lockdown this morning.

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Kirkland Hall evacuated due to suspicious envelope, avoid immediate area

Oct. 16, 2013—Kirkland Hall was evacuated early on the morning of Oct. 16 after a suspicious envelope was discovered at the building.

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Suspect’s off-campus arrest ends bomb threat at Vanderbilt

Oct. 7, 2013—A suspect has been apprehended in connection with a threat to Vanderbilt University. The Vanderbilt University campus was notified at 2:10 p.m. Monday that a local television station had received a telephone call from someone saying he was on his way to the campus with a grenade. The university activated its emergency alert system, using...

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Vanderbilt Police establishes new emergency preparedness unit

Apr. 19, 2013—The Vanderbilt University Police Department has established a new unit dedicated to preparing for and managing emergency situations, such as those related to severe weather, large special events, dignitary visits and Vanderbilt sporting events and concerts.

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Understanding Vanderbilt emergency sirens and AlertVU

Mar. 19, 2013—Severe weather in Nashville March 18 prompted the sounding of Metropolitan Nashville’s sirens and also prompted some questions about Vanderbilt’s notification system.

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