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Brian Hall
Emergency Management Specialist

Classroom Emergency Preparedness Posters Going up across Campus

Houston, Aug. 6, 2018 - The Office of Emergency classroomprepManagement, in partnership with the University of Houston Police Department and Fire Marshal's Office, has created a classroom emergency preparedness poster to ensure proper emergency information is easy to find for faculty, staff and students.

The initiative began when campus partners communicated a need for emergency resource information to be more easily accessible across the campus community.

After determining the most critical content, a tabloid size and letter size poster were created to be placed in every classroom and lab on campus.

These posters include information on how to report an emergency, what to do in a fire evacuation, shelter-in-place directives and active shooter events, as well as information on the UH ALERT Emergency Notification System.

The posters are being distributed to all campus buildings through the Building Coordinator Program for posting in every classroom and lab on campus, with a goal to have it completed before the first day of class in August.

Building coordinators can request posters through the Office of Emergency Management, and they will be delivered to their location for distribution.

The PDF version of both posters can also be found on the Office of Emergency website.

The role of a faculty member is vitally important when an emergency is happening on campus. Students look to faculty members for guidance and information, and they should know what to do in many different scenarios.

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The University of Houston is a Carnegie-designated Tier One public research university recognized by The Princeton Review as one of the nation's best colleges for undergraduate education. UH serves the globally competitive Houston and Gulf Coast Region by providing world-class faculty, experiential learning and strategic industry partnerships. Located in the nation's fourth-largest city, UH serves nearly 45,300 students in the most ethnically and culturally diverse region in the country.