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Safety in 60 Minutes


The  Office of Emergency Management will offer its new safety training class, All-Hazards Response Training: Safety in 60 Minutes, again on Wednesday, April 4, 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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Office of Emergency Management to Host Full-Scale Emergency Response Exercise at Mark Light Field


The University of Miami Office of Emergency Management will lead a full-scale emergency response training exercise in collaboration with the UM Police Department, City of Coral Gables Police and Fire Departments, and other University departments on Sunday, March 18. The exercise will run from approximately 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field complex.

Anyone in that area on that day should expect to see uniformed police and fire personnel, first responders and role players acting the part of victims. Roads will be closed at the intersection of Ponce de Leon Boulevard and San Amaro Drive, as well as at San Amaro Drive and Levante and Brescia Avenues for the duration of the exercise. Signage will clearly indicate that an exercise is in progress.

Date and Time

Sunday, March 18, 2018
8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Details:

  • Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field and perimeter will be closed and inaccessible.
  • No one is permitted in the Mark Light Field complex during this time.
  • Traffic on streets surrounding the training area also may be impacted at the time.

What you might see:

  • UM Police and Coral Gables Police Department vehicles
  • City of Coral Gables Fire Department and Fire Rescue vehicles
  • UM Police Department units
  • Coral Gables Police Department units
  • Ambulances
  • Uniformed police officers
  • Uniformed fire personnel
  • Role players acting like victims running from the baseball stadium
  • Role players with special-effects makeup that looks like injuries acting as victims of a shooting extricated from the baseball stadium
  • Area surrounded by Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field taped off with police caution tape

What you might hear:

  • Blank rounds that sound like gunfire
  • Role players acting out the role of victims
  • Police and fire personnel vocalizing commands
  • Emergency messaging over the public address system at Mark Light Field

 

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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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