Winter can be an invigorating, enjoyable season. It can also be hazardous and unpredictable. Since winter weather conditions change frequently and rapidly, it’s a smart idea to be prepared. Each year, exposure to cold, vehicle accidents caused by wintry roads, and fires caused by the improper use of heaters injure and kill hundreds of people in the United States. Add these to other winter weather hazards and you have a significant threat to human health and safety.
Keep safe and ready by reviewing the Winter Safety Checklist and building your own Emergency Kit. Click on the links below for more information.
Emergency Preparation Matters
Yale Emergency Management is committed to ensure that the Yale Community is well prepared for an Emergency. This web site is designed to inform you about emergency preparations matters, both on campus and at home. Though preparation takes a bit of time and planning, it brings awareness to the choices you may have during an emergency. By preparing both mentally and logistically, you can increase your confidence and ability to handle a real emergency situation.
On Campus preparation activities are on-going. We are fortunate that Yale has police and security departments that are equipped to offer assistance, as well as departments that address hazardous materials, fire safety, and other areas. Experts from across campus form our Emergency Operations Team and are prepared to manage an array of crisis situations. This group meets regularly to review procedures and participate in drills and exercises. The goal is to be fully prepared to face situations that we hope will never occur.
Below are some helpful resources to get you started on emergency and business continuity planning.
Developing an Emergency Operations Plan (EOP)
Developing a Continuity of Operations Plan
Fire Safety and Evacuation