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Emergency Preparedness

The Office of Emergency Preparedness & Safety is dedicated to ensuring that the campus is prepared for all hazards. This is accomplished through policy and plan development, training, testing and education.

The first step to preparedness is knowledge of the hazard. To learn more about each hazard, how to respond, and ways to prepare, click on the following links:

 

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Consider assembling an emergency supplies kit to improve your personal preparedness.

When preparing for emergencies, be sure to have enough food, water and supplies for at least 72 hours. A stockpile of supplies can add to your safety and comfort during and after an emergency. Here are recommended items:

Workplace/Home Essentials  Safety and Comfort 
  • Water (1 gallon per person per day)
  • Food
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Portable radio
  • First aid kit, freshly stocked
  • Whistle
  • Essential medications
  • Cash and change
  • Can opener (non-electric)
  • Blankets or sleeping bags
  • First aid book
  • Flash drive (for important documents)
  • Cell phone and charger
  • Local map
  • Sturdy shoes and heavy gloves
  • Candles and matches
  • Light sticks
  • Change of clothes
  • Knife or razor blades
  • Communication kit (paper, pens, stamps)
Additional Essentials Cooking
  • Water purification kit and wipes
  • Fire extinguisher (ABC type)
  • Extra pair of eyeglasses
  • Extra set of house and car keys
  • Plastic knives, forks and spoons
  • Paper towels
  • Heavy-duty aluminum foil
Sanitation Supplies  Tools and other supplies
  • Large plastic trash bags
  • Tarps and rain ponchos
  • Bar soap and liquid detergent
  • Toilet paper
  • Household bleach
  • Ax, shovel, and broom
  • Adjustable wrench (for turning off gas)
  • Tool kit (including screwdriver, pliers, hammer)
  • Coil of ½ inch rope
  • Plastic tape, staple gun, and sheeting (for window replacement)

Some of these items may be in violation of the student code of conduct to have in an on-campus residence hall. This list is a general supplies kit for your home. Build your emergency kit based on your particular needs, following all applicable laws and policies in your area.

Click here for for a printable version of the 72-hour kit suggestions.

For more information on emergency preparedness and safety around campus, keep an eye out for the office’s newsletters:


CONTACT

Any questions, concerns, or suggestions regarding campus emergency preparedness and/or safety issues should be directed to Gus Porter, Emergency Preparedness & Safety Coordinator, at 336-841-9562 or gporter@highpoint.edu.

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