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What are the top five things I can do to prepare for emergency situations on campus?

June 16, 2014

Emergency preparedness

Q:   What are the top five things I can do to prepare for emergency situations on campus? 

A:   Tim Marron, executive director of Public Safety and Transportation, encourages faculty, staff and students to take the following steps. 

1.   Sign up, if you haven't already, for e2Campus  to receive emergency text alerts. You will only receive a text in emergency situations. 

2.   Familiarize yourself with SU's Emergency Procedures, which include instructions on what to do in a variety of situations such as a violent intruder, earthquake, fire and hazardous material. 

3.   Learn how to respond to armed intruders or active shooters by viewing this instructional video put out by the Department of Homeland Security. 

4.   Download SafeHawk (left), a free, customized Seattle University app that places a number of informational tools such as safety news, emergency contacts, resources, notifications and anonymous crime reporting right at your fingertips. SafeHawk can be downloaded at iTunes or Google Play

5.   Become more acquainted with a variety of other information and tools for staying safe on campus by visiting SU's Public Safety website and be on the look-out for trainings that will be put on by the department during fall quarter.