Unfortunately we never know when an emergency might happen. They come in the form
of severe weather, accidents, and terrorist attacks. Planning now for how you would
respond will help you remain calm, think clearly and react appropriately to any disaster.
Taking responsibility for your own safety by being prepared with plans and an emergency supply kit not only increases your ability to survive, but reduces the workload of first responders, emergency medical services, fire fighters and law enforcement.
Emergency preparedness is the responsibility of every individual in the Western Carolina University community. Take this short quiz to determine your readiness quotient. Take time also to familiarize yourself with the campus annual safety report that details information about notification, crime, and incidents on our campus.
Making a famly emergency plan, practicing the plan, and using the plan are key to responding to an emergency. The Federal Emergency Management Agency through ready.gov has developed a template for families to use. For a pdf or excel version of the template, please visit the preparedness resources section on our web site.