Office of Emergency Preparedness Taking Its Classes on the Road

Through a variety of training and outreach programs, the Georgia Tech Police Department's Office of Emergency Preparedness is encouraging a culture of preparedness throughout the Institute. Well-prepared students, faculty, and staff are critically important to the overall readiness and resiliency of Georgia Tech. The better you're prepared, the better the Institute is prepared to prevent and respond to emergencies on campus.

Two years ago the Office of Emergency Preparedness collaborated with the Office of Organizational Development (OOD) to implement the Emergency Preparedness Certificate Program. Classes cover topics such as fire safety, first aid, crime prevention and emergency planning. The program offers a mix of classroom and online instruction — all free of charge — most of which are 90 minutes long. Participants must complete five required courses and two electives to earn the certificate.

According to Andy Altizer, director of the Office of Emergency Preparedness, they are taking the show on the road. Departments interested in individualized Emergency Preparedness classes can schedule an instructor conduct the class in your building. It's a great way to have staff refresh their knowledge on some personal skills as well as the emergency resources available on campus.