EH&S partnered with Sam the Minuteman and UMass External Relations to produce eight separate Public Safety Announcements about Campus Safety. The PSAs will be playing on UMass Social Media accounts throughout the month of October 2018.
A big thank you for helping with the PSAs go to a number of EH&S student employees and members of UMass Emergency Medical Services – and of course Sam!
To review all the videos, visit the Campus Safety section of the UMass Video Page
Draper Hall was one of the stops for the UMass Amazing Race on October 12, 2018. Over 40 teams (150 "Racers") scurried around campus trying to decipher the clues and find the stations. UMass EMS was on hand at Draper manning one of the stations and challenging the runners of first aid knowledge and skills.
Robert Laford, Assistant Director of Emergency Management, presented a program on the UMass response to the Meningitis outbreak at the International Association of Emergency Manager’s annual conference, held in Grand Rapids Michigan, recently. The program, “Outbreak! A Campus Response to Meningitis-B,” reviewed the background, planning and response to the declared outbreak of Meningitis-B that occurred at UMass Amherst during Fall 2017.
This program, presented to members of the IAEM’s University and College Caucus of several hundred Higher-Education Emergency Management peers, shared experiences of the UMass Amherst Office of Emergency Management, campus staff, students and volunteers, and how the campus-wide collaboration played an integral role in the success of the operation.