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Emergency Preparedness

With over 15,000

faculty, staff and appointed personnel, the University of Arizona has invested significantly to prepare for accidents and emergencies in order to minimize damage and loss, and return to its primary mission as quickly as possible. Our best resources are our people, who must also be prepared so that they too, can return to optimal functioning after a critical incident.

To that end, we invite you to explore this part of our web site and use or adapt the tools you find to fit your particular situation.

There are quite a few web sites where you can get information about how to prepare. The links to outside sources on these pages have been selected because they offer a wide range of content.

Some questions to get you started (both at work and home):

  • What would you need to do if ___________ happened?
  • What would you want to have with you? 
  • In some kind of critical incident, how would you coordinate between work and home?
  • How would you need to account for children, aging parents, or pets?


Coming soon:

Preparedness at Home
Preparedness at Work

"Emergency plans are created for emergency officials, not regular people...yet regular people are the most important people at a disaster scene every time."
- Amanda Ripley, journalist and author, "The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes, and Why" (2008).