“I couldn’t let another day go by thinking about items like that in my lab, left over from old projects and just taking up room on the shelves.”
The university’s Department of Public Safety has partnered with FEMA to facilitate a full-scale exercise on the morning of May 15.
Representatives from 23 departments and 10 agencies gathered on campus last week for a tabletop emergency management exercise.
If a tornado was headed for our campus, do you know what to do? Where would you go? This week is Severe Weather Awareness Week and we’re sharing some important information about tornado safety. On Thursday, we are conducting a tornado awareness drill using the UT Alert text messaging and e-mail system.
The Office of Emergency Management is coordinating a study of the potential disasters that campus may face.
An online safety course is available on Online@UT from the Office of Emergency Management. Learn what to do to be prepared for when disaster strikes.
The Office of Emergency Management will facilitate a full-scale exercise on Friday to test campus plans for working with local response partners in the event of a serious emergency on campus or the surrounding area.
Brad Walker has joined UT Knoxville’s Office of Emergency Management as an emergency management specialist. In his new role Walker will work closely with departments on emergency preparedness planning and training.
On Monday, May 13, the University of Tennessee Police Department hosted a multiagency active shooter training exercise held at the Stokely Athletic Center on campus. Nearly 100 people from UTPD, the Knoxville Police Department, Knox County Sheriff’s Office, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation participated. UTPD hosts exercises like these to prepare a response to
Tennessee Homeland Security District 2 will present an active shooter seminar for the campus community from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 16, in the University Center Auditorium. There is no cost for the training and those wishing to attend must register by Thursday, May 2. UT Emergency Management Director Brian Gard said
With spring’s warm temperatures, severe weather and even tornadoes are a possibility. Should a tornado warning be issued that includes campus areas, you can protect yourself by following some basic steps. Knowing what to do when you receive an emergency notification is critical to your safety. For more information on staying safe on campus, visit
Employees in the university’s Kingston Pike Building held the campus’s first tornado drill yesterday to prepare for the spring storm season. The building houses UT’s Office of Information Technology, a vital resource for the campus. In cases of emergencies, seconds matter so it’s important to be prepared and to know in advance how you should