Preparedness Training Events Continue

A series of preparedness events hosted by the Arkansas Tech University Division of Student Services, Department of Public Safety and Office of Emergency Management will continue throughout the month of September.

The training events are part of National Preparedness Month 2016, an initiative of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

“We hope that members of the campus community will take part in these trainings,” said Heath Whorton, university emergency manager. “We feel that they are very important to promoting a safe and secure environment here at Arkansas Tech University.”

Preparedness training activities at Arkansas Tech are open to all students, faculty and staff. All of the trainings are scheduled for the Doc Bryan Student Services Center Lecture Hall.

Below is a listing of the remaining events:

Thursday, Sept. 15
“First 15 Minutes: Responding to a Medical Emergency”
10 a.m.

Friday, Sept. 16
“How Does ATU Respond to Crisis?”
10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 22
“Civilian Response to Active Shooter”
10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 23
“How Does ATU Respond to Crisis?”
10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

In addition to the training events listed above, there will also be a Preparedness Expo from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21, in Young Ballroom. Whorton said the informational expo will feature booths staffed by emergency management and preparedness professionals.