Emergency Fair Aims to Keep Campus Safe in Crises
Sept. 23, 2009
Emergencies can range from inconvenient to devastating, but advance preparation can go a long way toward alleviating problems.
To that end, UT Dallas will hold a Health, Safety and Emergency Preparedness Fair on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the mall area between Green Hall and Jonsson Academic Center.
The fair has been timed to coincide with National Preparedness Month, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Ready Campaign.
The event is organized with the idea that federal, state and local government prevention and rescue planning can play only a limited role without help from the general population.
Fair participants will be encouraged to follow basic health, safety and emergency preparation steps. Event attractions and activities will include:
- Information booths.
- Discussion on social issues in natural disasters.
- Fire extinguisher training.
- Emergency response vehicle display.
- Food, drinks, music and prizes.
Members of the UT Dallas Community Emergency Response Team program will also be present. UT Dallas was one of the first universities in the state to have a campus response team. The team’s members educate co-workers about disaster preparedness and train them in basic response skills, such as fire safety, search and rescue, team organization and emergency medical operations.
Media Contact: Office of Media Relations, UT Dallas, (972) 883-2155, [email protected]