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Emergency Management

The University of Rhode Island wants faculty, staff and students to know that all departments responsible for their safety and security work together to protect them against injury, fire and other threats and to ensure that the University continues its mission in a secure environment.

Of course, emergency preparedness is based upon individual responses to urgent situations. We are all "first responders" to an emergency.

The following six-minute video provides some very useful tips for how to respond safely and effectively in some emergency situations and what actions to take when directions like "lockdown," "shelter," "shelter in place" or "evacuate" are given.

All members of the community -- students, faculty, staff and visitors -- are encouraged to view the video to be better prepared to help themselves and others in an emergency.

Emergency Awareness Training

The emergency protective actions training provided by the Office of Emergency Management & Homeland Security is an introductory level course which defines the terminology used during an activation of the Emergency Notification System, What faculty and staff should do regarding classroom and office security, as well as a brief overview of the Department of Public Safety and the Emergency Notification System used on campus. This training will be provided on Sakai, as well as an instructor led version in which faculty & staff can interact and discuss issues with a member of the Emergency Management staff. For more information or to schedule a training session, please email

Emergency Numbers
On campus: 2121
Off campus: 874-2121
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Public Safety

The Bottom Line

How to find out what to do in the event of an emergency: