Have a plan. Build an emergency kit. Be aware. Train.
Tim Stoecklein, program director, Emergency Management, outlined those and other emergency preparedness tips for about 200 staff members at a Sept. 28 breakfast in Berger Hall.
They’re tips for anyone in any department on campus, he said. And anyone at UCCS can encounter any number of hazards here.
Using a quiz flashed on a large screen and a game-show dinger, Stoecklein asked staff members if they could list the top hazards on campus. They include: winter weather, fires, wildlife, an active shooter, lightning, flooding and major accidents. Zombies don’t make the list, he said.
“So these are the major hazards on campus – once we’re aware of them, we need to prepare for them,” he said.
Stoecklein urged everyone to register for emergency notifications through the UCCS system – alerts.uccs.edu and click on “alert sign up”- and through the regional reverse 911 system – www.elpasoteller911.org.
UCCS Emergency Management can help any department prepare an emergency plan and provide training – see www.uccs.edu/pusafety for more information or contact Stoecklein directly at 255-3106 or firstname.lastname@example.org.