UNT is committed to maintaining a safe campus where education, research, and community engagement can take place. In keeping with this commitment, UNT Emergency Management staff work closely with the UNT Police Department (UNT PD) and other safety-related groups on campus to plan for emergencies, train and educate the community, and ensure the appropriate warning systems are in place. A number of other safety related groups also work diligently to mitigate risks to the campus community.
UNT routinely develops and revises emergency plans that describe the response to and management of events that pose a real or potential threat to the life, safety, and security of the campus community.
Plans, such as the Emergency Management Plan, describe how UNT administrators, UNT PD, and other response agencies will work together to manage emergencies that occur on the UNT campus. Emergency protocols and evacuation and shelter-in-place maps have been developed in order for students, faculty, and staff to know and understand what actions they should take during emergencies.
A variety of training and educational programs are offered to help prepare the UNT community for emergency situations.
UNT personnel with a role in emergency response complete training in the National Incident Management System (NIMS) to prepare them for management responsibilities during an emergency.
Additionally, Risk Management Services and the UNT Police Department, utilize outreach programs to train and educate all members of the campus community, providing them with the knowledge needed to respond appropriately to various types of hazards. Some of these include:
Additionally, exercises of various types are conducted throughout the year to assess and evaluate emergency plans and capabilities. The following types of exercises are used at UNT:
There are a number of notification systems to help you find out if an emergency has occurred or may occur in the near future. If a situation presents an immediate threat to lives, safety, or security of the campus community, emergency notification will be sent to the campus community via a number of different methods.
Warning messages may be received via the following notification systems:
Information about emergencies may also be disseminated to the campus community via the UNT website, Official Notices sent via email to the UNT community, local television, radio, and newspapers.
UNT utilizes a number of groups, teams, and committees to support campus safety efforts. A sampling of these groups is described below.
Posted on Oct 28, 2010 - 03:08 PM