News & Hot Topics
NEW Exercise Date & Actors Needed - The previously scheduled UF Full Scale Exercise has been rescheduled for May 30th, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The Full Scale Exercise will be held at the Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in conjunction with Shands & UF and other surrounding hospitals. Volunteers are still needed to help simulate game day operations and play disaster victims. A free lunch will be provided to all volunteers!
BEC Survey Posted – Input and ideas wanted from Building Emergency Coordinators (BECs). Complete this short four question survey, giving us your thoughts for upcoming training and other program enhancements.
Weather Texts from MAMA – Sign up for The National Weather Service (NWS) Mobile warning Alert Messaging Application (MAMA) by texting your zip code to 56149. You will then receive a text message anytime the NWS issues a weather warning for that area. Weather alerts include warnings for severe weather, winter weather, marine, coastal and tropical weather, hydrological events, fire-related weather conditions, and non-precipitation weather events.
About Emergency Management
The University of Florida Emergency Management program is tasked with creating a culture of emergency preparedness and response across the University. The program is responsible for coordinating a comprehensive, all-hazards approach through all cycles of an emergency – preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation.
Florida Board of Governors Regulation 3.001 requires the development and maintenance of an emergency management program and Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan for the University.
In addition to University-wide efforts, the Emergency Management program is available to provide guidance for departments and colleges developing and improving their emergency plans.