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Safety in 60 Minutes


The  Office of Emergency Management will debut its new safety training class, All-Hazards Response Training: Safety in 60 Minutes, on Wednesday, January 31, from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Whitten Learning Center, room 170.

Open to all, this one-hour foundational training provides key emergency response information for the most common hazards we face at the University of Miami, empowering attendees with highly actionable response steps that can be rapidly implemented during any emergency situation.

There is no cost to attend, but there is an extra incentive besides learning to remain safe: Attendees who are enrolled in the Well ‘Canes program will receive 100 Well ‘Canes points for completing the class.

Register on ULearn by searching for “All Hazards,” or by emailing the Office of Emergency Management at oem@miami.edu or calling 305-284-8005 during normal business hours.  To book a class for your area, please contact John Gulla at jgulla@miami.edu or call 305-284-8005.

 

 

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Emergency Notification Network Test on November 30


ennThe Office of Emergency Management will conduct a full system test of the Emergency Notification Network between 10:45 and 11 a.m. on Thursday, November 30. This federally required test will include the activation of the following communication methods:

  • SMS Text Messages to Cell Phones
  • Voice Calls to Cell Phones
  • Email
  • Emergency Information Hotline (1-800-227-0354)
  • University of Miami Website Banners
  • Emergency Preparedness Website: www.prepare.miami.edu
  • Emergency Preparedness Facebook: www.facebook.com/umiamienn
  • Emergency Preparedness Twitter: www.facebook.com/umiamienn
  • IP Telephone Broadcast
    • Gables Campus & CSTARS – Screen Text & Public Address via Speakerphones
    • Medical Campus – Screen Text Only
  • Digital Signage (Select Gables Campus Buildings)
  • Public Address (Coral Gables and RSMAS Campuses See List Below)

The test messages last approximately one minute and will all clearly state: “This is a test of the UMiami Emergency Notification Network. This is only a test.  No further action is required.” Below is the list of areas on the Coral Gables campus covered by the Public Address system.

Coral Gables Buildings with Public Address

  • Allen Hall (Indoor and Outdoor)
  • Ashe Administration Building
  • Watsco Center
  • Cox Science Center
  • Eaton Residential College
  • Gables One Tower (GOT)
  • Gusman Concert Hall
  • Hecht Residential College
  • Hecht – Stanford Dining
  • Herbert Wellness Center
  • Jerry Herman Ring Theatre
  • Mahoney Pearson Commons
  • Mahoney Residential College
  • Mahoney-Pearson Dining Hall
  • Newman Alumni Center
  • Pearson Residential College
  • Richter Library
  • Rodriguez Park (Indoor and Outdoor)
  • Schiff Tennis Center & House Center (Indoor and Outdoor)
  • School of Business Administration
  • School of Law – Buildings C, D, and G
  • Shalala Student Center
  • Stanford Residential College
  • Toppel Career Center
  • Whitten Learning Center (LC)
  • Whitten University Center (UC)

Coral Gables Outdoor Areas with Public Address

  • Student Center Complex Patio and Lake Osceola
  • Foote University Green & Feldenkries Plaza

Marine Campus Areas with Public Address

Campus exterior areas.

Please contact the Office of Emergency Management at oem@miami.edu with any questions regarding the test.

 

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CORRECTION: Active Shooter Response Training on November 13 at 1:30 p.m.


CORRECTION TO INFORMATION PROVIDED IN VERITAS: The time, place and subject of the Monday, November 13, session is from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Whitten Learning Center, room 140, and the topic is Active Shooter Response Training.

Attendance is worth 150 Well ’Canes points for those participating in the Well ’Canes program. To receive program credit, attendees must sign a wellness points attendance roster with their C number at the end of the class. Eligible participants will receive their points four to six weeks after attending one of these sessions:

The 1.5-hour Active Shooter Response Training includes a presentation and discussion of active shooter preparation techniques, warning signs, and survival tactics based on material provided by the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA and adapted for the UM campus community.

For more information, please contact the Office of Emergency Management at oem@miami.edu or 305-284-8005 during business hours.

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Active Shooter Response Training August 1 and 2


In advance of the fall semester, the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is offering all UM faculty, staff, and students two open sessions of Full Active Shooter Response Training on Tuesday, August 1, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and Wednesday, August 2 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. 

Both classes will be held in the Whitten Learning Center, room 180. Employees should preregister for the class of their choice in ULearn by searching in the catalog for “Gables Active Shooter Training.”

The Full Active Shooter Response Training is a 1.5-hour presentation and discussion of active shooter preparation techniques, warning signs, and survival tactics, based on material provided by the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency and adapted for the UM campus community. The course is led by experienced members of the OEM and utilizes brief video content and a question-and-answer period to instruct attendees on the most up-to-date recommendations and methods of response. The training course is recommended for all units at all levels, including student workers.

Well ‘Canes Points:  Attendance for this training is worth 150 Well ‘Canes points for those participating in the Well ‘Canes program. To receive program credit, attendees must sign a wellness points attendance roster with their C number at the end of the class. Eligible participants will receive their points in four to six weeks.

For more information, please contact the Office of Emergency Management at oem@miami.edu or 305-284-8005 during business hours.

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UM Recertified as StormReady


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Storm Ready University of Miami HL_Page_1[1]CORAL GABLES, Fla. (July 14, 2017)—With hurricane season already upon us—and to remain well prepared for any other severe weather year round—the University of Miami recently renewed its status as a StormReady university via the National Weather Service, extending its certification through 2019.

StormReady institutions must complete rigorous training and preparations to ensure community members maintain the communication and safety skills needed to save lives and property before, during, and after weather-related events.

To maintain the StormReady designation, the University highlighted enhancements made to its capabilities for continually monitoring local weather conditions, while demonstrating the ability to alert students, faculty, and staff about severe weather conditions through multiple channels of communication, as necessary.

Led by the Office of Emergency Management, the recertification process also involved hosting a Storm Spotter training class for more than 30 UM employees, who learned how to spot and report potential severe weather, in addition to enhancing their knowledge of safety behaviors for dealing with such occurrences. Members of the Office of Emergency Management staff also visited and toured the local National Weather Service facility to strengthen working relationships with key members of the NWS office.

The University will continue to enhance its weather-monitoring capabilities on all campuses, which will allow for quicker and more accurate dissemination of information to the community when severe weather strikes. For more information, visit http://prepare.miami.edu/before-emergency/stormready.

 

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