The Department of Public Safety coordinates all preparedness activities for Saint Louis University. DPS maintains the overarching St. Louis Campus Emergency Operations Plan which utilizes the tenets of the National Incident Management System and Incident Command System. DPS also oversees the Campus Emergency Response Team (CERT) program CERT@slu.edu. Systems and plans are tested and exercised in furtherance of the University's commitment to the safety and security of our students, faculty, staff, patients and visitors. Exercises and tests associated with the plan are conducted in conjunction with a number of outside agencies such as, but not limited to, the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, the St. Louis City Fire Department, the St. Louis City Emergency Management Agency and the FBI.
DPS officers, the St. Louis Metropolitan Police and Fire Departments and the University’s CERT, are prepared to take action in emergency situations that may arise on campus.
The University’s Emergency Notification System is tested semi-annually and is used to deliver messages in a number of ways, including phone (cell and home), voice mail, email, text messaging, digital signage, and social media. Instructions on what actions to take in an emergency will be broadcast through this multi-modal system. In order to ensure the timely delivery of emergency information, the University community is reminded to keep their emergency alert notification contact information current.
Here are the department's guidelines and general advice for students, faculty and staff on dealing with a variety of natural and man-made disasters.
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