The plan includes emergency protocols for the medical, mental health, communication, mobility and emergency needs of persons with disabilities, special needs or language barriers.
In the second part of the plan, the ESSO and Marketing Communications offices developed the emergency preparedness campaign "Get Ready, Already!" to create awareness among students, staff and faculty about emergency management issues and procedures. The campaign features Dane G. Ross, a character who personifies dangerous situations and tests the campus community's emergency preparedness. The initiative calls people to “Be Aware, Be Prepared and Take Action!”
The new emergency preparedness website, www.stthom.edu/READY
, will also launch on Aug. 20 with resources and guides on inclement weather, campus and personal safety, and suspicious situations. Resources will be available in both English and Spanish.
Also, students, faculty and staff can learn emergency preparedness tips, make a hurricane kit and participate in a campus-wide scavenger hunt during Safety Week, to be held during the week of Sept. 24-28.