Public Safety Hosts Emergency Management Preparedness Forums

Forums will outline USF Emergency Management program, including notification systems, protective actions and more.

TAMPA, Fla. (July 7, 2010) -- The USF Division of Public Safety host two Emergency Management Preparedness Forums for the university community.

The first session will be held Tuesday, July 13 from 2 – 3 p.m. in the College of Public Health Sam Bell Auditorium, Room 1023 A.

The second session will be held Wednesday, Aug. 11 from 2 – 3 p.m. in the College of Education, Room 411.

The forums will include a short briefing on the USF Emergency Management program, a Protective Action discussion, and an active shooter video presentation titled “Shots Fired! When Lightning Strikes,” which will cover topics including recognizing pre-incident indicators (i.e. red flags) in the workplace and classroom, protective and defensive courses of action during an active shooter incident, and actions to take when law enforcement teams respond to an incident. (Click here to view the video trailer.)

In addition, the forums will include a slide presentation featuring the USF Emergency Notification and Warning Systems (i.e. MoBull, Guardian911, Smart911, etc.); Protective Action Building Signs, Public Safety Committees and Incident Leadership team configurations, and a short reminder on hurricane preparedness. The forums will end with an open floor for questions.

Seating is limited, so email Dione DeBarry to ensure a seat.

For more information, email Paul Latham, USF Emergency Manager, or call 813-974-1310.