UC Police offer services to prepare for National Readiness Month
What would you do in an active criminal situation? Are you subscribed to campus emergency alerts and where do you live? Do you have a safety kit in your car?
Being prepared is key to protecting yourself and others in an emergency. September is National Preparedness Month and National Campus Safety Awareness Month, a time federal government leaders have identified to raise awareness of the importance of preparing for natural disasters and man-made emergencies that could strike at any time, both on campus and off.
The CU Anschutz Medical Campus Police Departmentit is Emergency Management Division will organize a series of lessons to help you prepare. Through collaboration and coordination with all students, faculty, staff, visitors, and external partners, the division continually strives to create a culture of readiness for the CU Denver and Anschutz campuses.
“It’s not a question of ‘if’, but ‘when’,” said Essi Ellis, director of the emergency management division. “We know that emergencies happen with some regularity in Colorado, whether it’s wildfires, floods, or arson. We all have a responsibility to be prepared so that we can be as resilient as possible when critical incidents occur.
EMD offers the following courses in person on campus. Space is limited and these courses are often full. Click on the links below to register.
- Monday, September 19, 1 p.m. – Stop the bleeding
- Tuesday, September 20, 12 p.m. – Build-a-Kit
- Thursday, September 22, 1 p.m. – Training on active response to criminals
- Tuesday, September 27, 6 p.m. – Training on active response to criminals
- Wednesday, September 28, 11 a.m. – Build-a-Kit
- Thursday, September 29, 11 a.m. – Stop the bleeding
It is also important to know how to get help from law enforcement as quickly as possible. The CU Anschutz Police Department uses the Security area app as a personal wellness tool to keep you safe and secure on campus. To receive the fastest response time to your location, download app on your mobile device today.
Guest Contributor: Ryan Huff, University Police Communications