By investing the time and effort to learn about how an incident unfolds and the roles and responsibilities of the University of Kentucky and its community partners, we are better prepared to respond to hazards and emergencies. Preparation for emergencies and the response to them aids us in fulfilling our responsibility to provide a safe and secure living, learning, and working environment for all members of our community.
Preparedness is the key in preventing, protecting, mitigating, responding, and recovering from an emergency. Being prepared in advance can reduce fear, anxiety, chaos, and loss. Should an incident occur, the University will provide assistance; however, local responders may have difficulty getting to you or are focused elsewhere; therefore, individuals should know what to do. Use this site and others to prepare for disasters that may occur in this area.
How quickly you can get back to business after a terrorist attack or tornado, a fire or flood often depends on emergency planning done today. The regular occurrence of natural disasters demonstrates the importance of being prepared for any emergency. While recognizing that each situation is unique, the University can be better prepared if it plans carefully, puts emergency procedures in place, and practices for all kind of emergencies. A commitment to planning today will help support members of our community on campus, the city, the state and the nation.