Preparing in advance of an emergency can have a life-changing impact when it matters most.
Where should you go to find shelter when a tornado is headed toward campus? What should you do if there were a fire inside your academic building or residence hall? What steps should you take if there is an armed intruder in your surrounding area? Do you know the phone numbers for the police department and other critical campus services? Do you know where to find important resources online before, during and after an emergency? Thinking about what steps you should take and what things you will need in advance of an emergency can help you be prepared when urgent action is needed.
View an Emergency Preparedness Calendar to assist with your planning. Following the steps below will help prepare you for nearly all emergency situations.
Create Emergency Preparedness Kit
- Have extra doses of medication
- Have a phone charger
- Have non-perishable food
- Have a change of clothes/shoes
- Have a helmet
- Store blankets, gloves, boots, flashlight, kitty litter, etc. in your car
- Keep your gas tank full
Sign Up for Emergency Apps
Add Emergency Phone Numbers
|Police, Fire, Medical||911|
|University Police||(205) 665-6155|
|To Report a Crime||(205) 665-6500|
|Protective Escort Services||(205) 665-6155|
|Student Health Services||(205) 665-6275|
|Counseling Services||(205) 665-6245|
Bookmark Emergency Preparedness Websites
UM Department of Public Safety
Shelby County Emergency Management Agency (EMA)
Alabama Department of Public Health