A key aspect of emergency preparedness is the training and exercising of plans and procedures. The Arkansas Tech Office of Emergency Management develops and facilitates exercises to test the university’s response capabilities. Training and exercising reveals gaps or weaknesses in existing plans. These learning experiences are then incorporated into future planning efforts.
Training and exercise is available for all ATU departments and organizations. To request training, contact Heath Whorton at email@example.com.
The Civilian Response to Active Shooter is a course that Public Safety is certified to teach through the Advanced Law Enforcement Response Training program. It teaches students, faculty, staff, and other community members what they should and should not be doing during an active shooter incident. These trainings are open to anyone, but also may be specifically requested for departments or offices.
The Department of Public Safety has several staff members certified through the American Heart Association to teach certification courses in CPR/AED and Basic Lifesaver courses. These trainings may be requested by departments or offices.
The Department of Public Safety teaches a stop the bleed program which covers trauma first aid. In this course, you’ll learn three quick techniques to help save a life before someone bleeds out: (1) How to use your hands to apply pressure to a wound; (2) How to pack a wound to control bleeding; (3) How to correctly apply a tourniquet. These three techniques will empower you to assist in an emergency and potentially save a life.
The Office of Emergency Management offers a one hour workshop with the ability to customize for your needs. The workshop will cover regional hazards specific to where you work and live. There will also be a show-and-tell demonstration of preparedness kits (commuter, personal vehicle and home). During the workshop, the ATU Emergency Procedures Guide will also be covered.