Emergency Preparedness

Alert Carolina siren test Tuesday, Feb. 12

The University will TEST the emergency sirens and text messages on Tuesday, Feb. 12, between noon and 1 p.m. The University tests the sirens each semester to make sure the equipment works.

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When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors!

Summer is the peak season for lightning - one of the nation's deadliest weather phenomena. In the United States, an average of 54 people are reported killed each year by lightning. To date, there have been four deaths in 2012. Please take a moment this week to review your personal and work emergency preparedness plans.

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National Hurricane Preparedness Week May 27 - June 2

Next week is National Hurricane Preparedness Week. Please take a moment to review your emergency preparedness information for yourself, your department, and UNC Health Care.

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Storm Shelter Signs

Over the past several months, Storm Shelter signs have been posted throughout UNC Hospitals' lobbies. These signs are designed to assist patients and visitors during extreme weather conditions, especially in areas where staff are not always present to assist.

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Emergency Response Drills on 9th floor Burnett Womack

On March 26, 27 and 28, at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. each day, the University’s Department of Environment, Health and Safety will conduct drills in response to a mock emergency on the ninth floor of Burnett-Womack.

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March 4 - 10 is Severe Weather Awareness Week

March 4-10 is Severe Weather Awareness Week in North Carolina Please use this time to discuss your Emergency Preparedness plan in case of severe weather with your family, colleagues and manager. The annual statewide Tornado Drill is scheduled for Wednesday, March 7, at 9:30 a.m.

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Alert Carolina Siren Test Feb. 28

The University will conduct a TEST of its emergency sirens and text messages on Tuesday, Feb. 28, between noon - 1 p.m. Our colleagues at Meadowmont and Hedrick should be aware that this will be the first test of a new siren at the Friday Center. No action is needed during the test.

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National Fire Prevention Week

Oct. 9 - 15 is National Fire Prevention Week. Fires, whether caused by people or nature, can have devastating effects. Hundreds of thousands of fires happen in and around American homes every year, killing or injuring thousands of people and causing untold damage to families and communities.

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Code Medic Goes Live Monday, Oct. 3

On Monday, Oct. 3, UNC Hospitals will launch a new medical response team, Code Medic. This team will respond and provide assistance to people requiring non-emergency medical assistance in non-patient care areas.

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‘Code Medic’ drills beginning

UNC Health Care will launch a new medical response team in the coming weeks – “Code Medic.”

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UNC Health Care's Hurricane Irene response

UNC Health Care's Hurricane Irene response

While many were tracking Hurricane Irene and her impending landfall, or preparing to hunker down amidst the bad weather, a group of UNC Health Care employees were preparing to head east.

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University announces Alert Carolina updates

Please read the following message sent to UNC students, faculty and staff by Jeff McCracken, Director of Public Safety, about changes to the University's Alert Carolina Emergency Notification Plan.

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Earthquake safety tips

Major earthquakes are extremely rare in North Carolina. However, in response to the magnitude 5.9 earthquake Aug. 23 in Virginia, please read through the following earthquake safety tips so that you know what to do during an earthquake.

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Hurricane Irene update

As Hurricane Irene, now a category 2 hurricane, moves closer to the east coast of the U.S., please use this time to review your department and family emergency plans.

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Hurricane Preparedness Reminder

August and September have historically marked the peak of Hurricane Season. Please use this time to review your department and family emergency plans.

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Joint Commission Readiness – MSDSs – What are they, where are they and how can I find them?

Often during Joint Commission surveys, the surveyor will question staff about the location of MSDSs and how employees access them. It is important for staff to be able to respond correctly.

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Joint Commission readiness - Eyewash activations and inspections

During the upcoming Joint Commission survey, you may be questioned about eyewash activations and inspections.

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Celebrating Hospital Police; Preparing for hurricane season

This week is National Police Week, while next week is Hurricane Preparedness Week. In addition to thanking a member of Hospital Police, please take a moment to review your preparedness plans to ensure that you know what to do, and who to contact, in case of an emergency or bad weather.

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University to test emergency sirens Jan. 31

The University will test its emergency sirens between noon - 1 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 31, as part of Alert Carolina, a campus-wide safety awareness campaign.

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University to test emergency sirens Jan. 31

The University will test its emergency sirens between noon - 1 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 31, as part of Alert Carolina, a campus-wide safety awareness campaign.

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