What would you do in an active harmer situation? Are you signed up for emergency alerts on campus and where you live? Do you carry a safety kit in your car?
Being prepared is crucial to protecting yourself and others when emergencies strike. September is National Preparedness Month and National Campus Safety Awareness Month, a time that federal government leaders have identified to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for natural disasters and human-caused emergencies that could happen anytime, both on and off campus.
The CU Anschutz Medical Campus Police Department’s Emergency Management Division will host a series of classes to help you be prepared. Through collaboration and coordination with all students, faculty, staff, visitors and external partners, the division is continually striving to create a culture of preparedness for the CU Denver and Anschutz campuses.
“It’s not a matter of ‘if,’ but ‘when,’” said Essi Ellis, director of the emergency management division. “We know emergencies happen with some regularity in Colorado, whether they be wildfires, floods or criminal acts. The responsibility is on all of us to be prepared so we can be as resilient as possible when critical incidents occur.”
The EMD is offering the following classes in-person on campus. Space is limited and these classes often become full. Click the links below to sign up:
- Monday, Sept. 19, 1 p.m. – Stop the Bleed
- Tuesday, Sept. 20, 12 p.m. – Build-a-Kit
- Thursday, Sept. 22, 1 p.m. – Active Harmer Response Training
- Tuesday, Sept. 27, 6 p.m. – Active Harmer Response Training
- Wednesday, Sept. 28, 11 a.m. – Build-a-Kit
- Thursday, Sept. 29, 11 a.m. – Stop the Bleed
It’s also important to know how to get law enforcement assistance as quickly as possible. The CU Anschutz Police Department uses the SafeZone app as a personal well-being tool to ensure your safety and provide security while on the campus. To receive the quickest response time to your location, download the app on your mobile device today.
Guest Contributor: Ryan Huff, University Police communications