September is National Preparedness Month and Campus Fire Safety Month, which reminds us of the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies. Safety and emergency preparedness is a shared responsibility. Everyone is empowered to prepare for disasters and emergencies.
The Department of Safety & Risk Management has provided some safety tips to help enhance your safety and preparedness efforts on campus and at home:
- Become familiar with your campus emergency procedures. California Emergency Procedures, Clarion Emergency Procedures, Edinboro Emergency Procedures
- Get to know your building and exits in the event of evacuation and shelter emergencies. The Department of Safety & Risk Management will be conducting evacuation drills across PennWest throughout the month of September. Evacuation drills are conducted annually in all academic and administrative buildings equipped with a building fire alarm system. As a reminder, evacuation is required when the fire alarm system is activated.
- Take time to sign up for campus emergency alerts at https://alert.pennwest.edu. If you are already registered, please take a moment to verify your information is accurate.
- Become weather aware of the weather that can impact your campus, and monitor forecast information.
- Familiarize yourself with the types of emergencies that could affect your area.
- Have a way to receive weather alerts for your area (i.e. app, weather radio).
- Develop a family plan. and review it with all members of your household.
- Build an emergency kit with supplies you might need at home and in your car.
- Review additional tips and resources at ready.gov/plan.
- Individuals with Disabilities
- Pets and Animals
- National Safety Council Emergency Preparedness Tips