Emergency Preparedeness

Miscellaneous Questions and Answers

Q:  Does the University have an Emergency Operations Plan?

A:  Yes, it does. Coordination of the Emergency Operations Plan is the responsibility of the UT Police Department. UTPD and many other operations staff have been working together to coordinate efforts for emergency responses. Standard procedures for many emergencies, including evacuation, bomb threat, biological spill, fire and medical emergencies, can be found in our Emergency Procedures flipcharts. On the Health Science Campus, employees should familiarize themselves with Disaster Procedure Policy # EP-08-001.

 

Q:  How will I know if the University closes? Or if a major event is canceled?

A:The University very rarely cancels classes. However, you can find specific instructions on local television, radio and print media in addition to posting notices on the internet (both here, and on the UT homepage, at www.utoledo.edu).  UT alert will also be used as a notification system.

 

Q:  Should I come pick up my student or spouse in the event of an emergency?

A:  That is an individual decision. We don’t have any information at this time that indicates there is a specific threat to the University. We all should continue to conduct our daily business of learning, teaching, researching and enjoying University events. In the meantime, keep in touch with family and friends and discuss what you would do if things do escalate.

 

Q: Where should students or faculty/staff go in an emergency?

A:The answer will vary depending on the kind or nature of the emergency.

  • Depending on the emergency, it will be important to decide whether to stay put or leave. Use available information to determine your action.
  • Follow instructions from emergency personnel and building coordinators.
  • If the emergency is more widespread, instructions for possible re-location or shelter may be distributed through local television, radio and print media in addition to posting notices on the internet (both here, and on the UT homepage, at www.utoledo.edu), and/or special bulletins through University officials, and emergency personnel.
Last Updated: 6/26/15