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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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Compressor problem at Hill Center causes outages; service restored

Apr. 11, 2016—A problem with the data center temperature control system at the Hill Center caused a widespread outage of administrative systems early Monday morning. The issue has now been resolved.

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Start preparing now for severe spring weather

Feb. 24, 2015—Historically, the spring months are the most active for severe weather throughout Middle Tennessee. A number of resources are available to help members of the Vanderbilt community prepare and have a plan in place should severe weather threaten campus.

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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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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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Vanderbilt to test new tornado siren

Mar. 13, 2013—Vanderbilt University is upgrading its outdoor tornado siren system and will conduct a one-minute test of the siren at noon on Saturday, March 16.

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Get training to be a storm spotter Nov. 5

Oct. 24, 2012—Vanderbilt will host a SKYWARN storm spotter training session at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5. The session is open to all faculty, staff, students and members of the local community. It will be held in Room 103 of Wilson Hall, located at 111 21st Ave. S. SKYWARN is a program of the National Weather Service...

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Vanderpool earns Certified Emergency Manager credential

Mar. 2, 2012—Johnny Vanderpool, emergency preparedness coordinator for Vanderbilt Environmental Health and Safety at Vanderbilt University, was among 65 candidates approved by the IAEM USA-Certification Commission to receive the Certified Emergency Manager credential. The CEM is the highest honor of professional achievement available from the International Association of Emergency Managers, which has in its membership more than...

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AlertVU test scheduled for Feb. 22

Feb. 17, 2012—Vanderbilt will conduct a test of the AlertVU emergency notification system Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 10 a.m. AlertVU rapidly sends messages to the delivery points a subscriber chooses – cell phone (voice or text), land line phone or email account – in the event of an emergency that poses an imminent threat or danger to...

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It’s Severe Weather Awareness Week: Are you storm ready?

Feb. 16, 2012—Severe weather at Vanderbilt – do you know what to do? The third week in February, Feb. 20-24, is Severe Weather Awareness Week and a good time to revisit what to do in the event severe weather threatens the Vanderbilt community. The National Weather Service tracked 113 tornadoes in Tennessee in 2011, a record number...

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New emergency preparedness office launched

Sep. 12, 2011—The new office will focus on equipping the campus community in the event of an emergency.

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