Current University Advisories

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For all EMERGENCY CALLS dial 9-1-1

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Contact Us

Jaeson Weber, Director

Melonie Carmichael, Coordinator

Michael Denier, Tech. Paraprofessional

Campus Operations 

Building (69) Boca Raton Campus


Phone: 561-297-4587

       or 561-297-2894

Fax: 561-297-3477

Email:  em@fau.edu

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Public Safety

Department of Emergency Management

The Department of Emergency Management (DEM) is a part of the Division of Administrative Affairs.

 Mission

Our mission is to coordinate and facilitate Florida Atlantic University’s emergency preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation activities to protect our students, faculty, staff, resources and infrastructure in order to maintain or restore University operations. This is achieved through building, sustaining and improving individual, unit and university readiness and resilience.

 



ANNOUNCEMENTS

BE OWL READY!

 Launch of new Preparedness and Safety App!

Click here to learn about FAU's new preparedness, safety and security initiative and how to download the Owl Ready app!  


Hurricane Season is here! Are you Owl Ready?

Now is the time to ensure you are prepared for a possible tropical weather event!

Receiving or Accessing Information

  • The  safety of students, faculty and staff is our top concern. Should a tropical storm or hurricane approach any FAU campus, the University will disseminate important information through a variety of communication platforms, including email, telephone calls, text messages, social media, and updates posted to FAU webpages, such as the University advisory page
  • To make sure you receive the latest information in the event of any emergency via phone or text message, please take a few minutes to verify your emergency contact information is up to date by visiting here, under the “How Do I Sign Up?” section.
  • To ensure that you recognize FAU Alert phone calls, save 888-832-8695 (888-8FAUOWL) as the “FAU Alert” number to your phone. 
  • If a storm does threaten our area, the National Hurricane Center will issue advisories, including watches and warnings, to their website.
 

Planning and Preparedness

Preparation is key to remaining safe if a hurricane or tropical storm affects our area. Have an emergency plan in place for yourself, your family, your pets and your home.
  • Be Prepared, Be Safe, Be Owl Ready! Download the Owl Ready app, FAU’s premiere preparedness and safety app today! This unique app features emergency guides, including tropical storm and hurricane guidance, turns your phone into a mobile blue light, gives you emergency contacts at your fingertips, provides multiple ways to report a safety/security concern directly to FAU, and a host of other tools. Learn about Owl Ready here.
  • In addition to the Owl Ready app, information on preparing for, responding to, and recovering from hurricanes, such as unit emergency planning, creating emergency kits, and FAU action guides on weather events, including hurricanes, is available. Take a look around this website and find all sorts of preparedness gems and goodies!  
  • Resident students on the Boca Raton and Jupiter campuses can access the University Housing Hurricane Guide. Please work with your area office to inform them of your hurricane plan or for assistance in developing one.
  • This is the time for all University units to have reviewed and updated emergency plans. Both essential and non-essential personnel play key roles preparing for, responding to, and recovering from hurricanes. Please discuss these roles and expectations with those who have emergency duties. - Information on the essential personnel program can be found here. Information addressing contracted service providers who perform essential duties on behalf of the University can be found here
  • The National Weather Service provides guidance on hurricane preparedness. Visit http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/prepare for more information.

 

  

2019 March-ing On

Emergency Planning

The 2019 President's Emergency Planing Memo has been issued. Click here.

While unit planning efforts are year-round, this Memo sets the tone for:

* University planning efforts

* Unit planning efforts (and that they align with University planning efforts)

 * Essential personnel management, designation and expectations

 * Home-based emergency planning.

 

  Plan Submittals:

All plans are to be submitted via the University's secure, encrypted platform - FileLocker. 

* Type https://filelocker.fau.edu/ into your browser and you will be led to the FAU Net ID Authentication Page. This will send a notification to the DUO platform you utilize to access other secure platforms, such as Workday.

* Follow the instructions to log in.

* Upload your plan documents.

* Once uploaded, click on the down-facing blue arrow next to the uploaded document and click "Share this File".

* This will prompt a User Id or Name search box to appear. 

* Type in "Melonie Carmichael" into the search box and select the name once it appears. 

* Click "Share". 

Please note: Every document will need to be shared separately.

 

  FAU to Test Alert System Components on March 14, 2019

FAU will test all components of the alert system on Thursday, March 14, 2019. Click here for details. 

 

 2019 - A fresh start to January

Severe Weather Awareness Week: January 14- 18, 2019

  Florida's Department of Emergency Management in conjunction with the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration has declared the week as Severe Weather Awareness Week. Each day of the week focuses on a different weather hazard that affects Floridians. 

 This year's schedule is as follows along with links containing additional information: 

  Monday, January 14:  Lightning Awareness Day

  Tuesday, January 15:  Marine Hazards and Rip Currents Awareness Day

  Wednesday, January 16: Tornado and Thunderstorm Awareness Day

  Thursday, January 17:  Hurricane and Flooding Awareness Day

  Friday, January 18: Temperature Extremes and Wildfire Awareness Day

 

At 10 a.m. on Wednesday, January 16, the National Weather Service, Miami will conduct a tornado drill. 

Check out the 2019 Florida Severe Weather Awareness Guide here

 


2018 - A September to Remember!

Adoption of University's first Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP) 

The University has adopted it's first Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP) - Basic Plan. Click here to access the plan. 

FAU to Test Alert System Components on September 27, 2018

FAU will test all components of the alert system on Thursday, September 27, 2018. Click here for details. 

 

2018 - March-ing On

Shelter in Place Training 

 Shelter in Place sessions offered on the following dates and times:

* Boca Raton campus - March 13th, 2018, Carole and Barry Kaye Auditorium, 2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

(We recommend that you come 20 mins early to sign in and settle in.)

* Broward campuses - March 20th, 2018 10 a.m. -11:15 a.m.  DW 108 (main site) with videoconferencing to Ft. Lauderdale (HE 608) and Sea Tech (ST 259)

* Jupiter campus - March 23rd, 2018, 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m., AD 103

HBOI - March 27th, 2018, 10 a.m. - 11:15 a.m., LE 246

This training familiarizes our faculty and staff members with how to respond to shelter-in-place emergency directives. Most of us understand evacuation (especially from participating in fire drills, etc.), but many are unfamiliar with what shelter-in-place means or how it differs depending on the emergency event or threat—such as hostile intruders, severe weather, or hazardous materials release. This session covers shelter-in-place protocols, as well as key aspects of handling emergencies, such as managing emotions during an emergency, dealing with group dynamics during longer periods of sheltering-in-place, and understanding emergency alerting and notification.

Attendees should also include student workers and the session is open to management staff of service providers/vendors who are stationed on campuses or routinely find themselves on our campuses.

If you've attended past sessions and would like to have a refresher, please come as well. There will be new material due to recent incidents and initiatives.

Given the times we now live in, this training is extremely valuable. 

 

FAU to Test Alert System Components on March 1, 2018

FAU will test all components of the alert system on Thursday, March 1, 2018. Click here for details. 

 

2018 - A fresh start to January

Severe Weather Awareness Week: January 22 - 26, 2018

 

Florida's Department of Emergency Management in conjunction with the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration has declared the week as Severe Weather Awareness Week. Each day of the week focuses on a different weather hazard that affects Floridians. 

This year's schedule is as follows along with links containing additional information: 

Monday, January 22:  Lightning Awareness Day

Tuesday, January 23:  Marine Hazards and Rip Currents Awareness Day

Wednesday, January 24: Tornado and Thunderstorm Awareness Day

Thursday, January 25:  Hurricane and Flooding Awareness Day

Friday, January 26: Temperature Extremes and Wildfire Awareness Day

 

At 10 a.m. on Wednesday, January 24, the National Weather Service, Miami will conduct a tornado drill. 

Check out the 2018 Florida Severe Weather Awareness Guide here

 

 

 


 

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