As part of the university’s ongoing efforts to enhance public safety, a new active threat training video is being shared with the campus community to anticipate a potential emergency and guide individual decision-making.
An active threat refers to any incident that creates an immediate threat or presents an imminent danger, such as a shooter or a hostage situation. Taking the time now to prepare increases your ability to respond.
The video simulates the scenario of an active threat on campus and imparts the three-part protocol that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security recommends as the safest response to an active threat: “Run, Hide, Fight.”
Building off lessons learned across the country, this video provides clear visual guidance for students, staff and faulty to prepare for and survive an active threat. The... read more
During the 2019 National Collegiate EMS Foundation (NCEMSF) annual convention held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Feb. 22-24, members of UMass Emergency Medical Services (UMEMS) were presented with the Foundation’s EMS Ready Campus recognition.
The NCEMSF EMS Ready Campus program recognizes excellence in emergency management and disaster preparedness of collegiate EMS organizations. Additionally, the program provides a framework for the enhancement of emergency management education, overall campus preparedness and response capabilities for the applicant organization.
The recognition, shared with only 33 other colleges and universities nationwide, comes after UMass EMS worked through a combination of self-evaluation, dynamic interaction with NCEMSF staff and by completing a group of prescribed tasks. The recognition highlights organizations that have embraced the challenges of EMS operations outside of traditional patient-care activities.
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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