The recent history of tragic events at several educational institutions has made the University of Miami mindful of the importance of timely and effective communications to students, faculty and staff during a time of crisis. The University of Miami Emergency Notification Network (ENN) is the comprehensive communications solution that allows the University to quickly disseminate an urgent message through multiple communication mediums. If there is a condition which significantly threatens the health and safety of persons on campus or impacts normal campus operations, university officials will warn the campus community using one or more of the following methods:
It is important to note that no one communication system is capable of reaching everyone, everywhere, every time. Each method has its strengths, weaknesses, and limitations. As a result, the ENN utilizes multiple delivery methods to ensure a greater coverage of intended recipients, and redundancy in the event of failures, which many communication systems are prone.
UMiami ENN Prepared Alerts
An Armed Intruder
alert is issued when emergency personnel have confirmed that an individual is actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people on campus. If you were notified about an armed intruder on campus, would you know how to act? Here's a plan that should keep you safe: Get Out, Hide Out, Act Out
If there's a safe escape route, use it to evacuate the area and call 911 once you're safe. Hide Out.
If you can't evacuate, shelter in place where the intruder is less likely to find you. Turn off your cell phone, obstruct any entryways, and remain quiet until help arrives. Act Out
. If and only if you find your life in imminent danger, attempt to incapacitate the intruder
by throwing objects, yelling, or physically attacking him or her.
A Weather Emergency
alert is issued when emergency personnel have confirmed a life threatening weather event on or near campus. Follow these three simple steps to keep yourself when you receive a Weather Emergency
Get inside. If you're already inside, great. Stay there.
Stay away from doors and windows.
Shelter in place and wait for the all clear.
A Dangerous Situation
alert is issued when emergency personnel have confirmed any situation, generally of an unknown cause, that poses a significant threat to the health and safety of individuals on campus. Here are three simple steps to help you stay safe during a Dangerous Situation
Seek shelter in a safe place. Use your best judgment to determine if you must immediately evacuate the area or shelter in place.
: Once you're in a safe place, stay alert in your surroundings. Report any suspicious activity and call 911 if your life is threatened.
Stay informed and be prepared to take additional action. More detailed information about the incident will be provided as soon as possible.
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