Hurricane preparedness training sessions

By Life@TheU

Hurricane preparedness training sessions

By Life@TheU
Register to learn how best to prepare for a hurricane or tropical storm during a one-hour training session led by the Office of Emergency Management.

As part of its expanding emergency response training portfolio, the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) has added a free training course on hurricane preparedness, with sessions scheduled from August through October. The training is open to all UM faculty, staff, and students to attend and learn about best practices associated with hurricane preparedness. Space is limited.

Thursday, Aug. 8 at 10:30 a.m.
Coral Gables campus, McKnight training center, room 201AB

Friday, Aug. 23 at 3 p.m.
Rosenstiel marine campus, SLAB seminar room

Tuesday, Sept. 3 at 12:30 p.m.
Coral Gables campus, McKnight training center, room 201AB

Thursday, Sept. 19 at 9 a.m.
Coral Gables campus, Richter Library Learning Commons, first floor

Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 10 a.m.
Coral Gables campus, Gables One Tower, room 1050BB

What to expect
During the one-hour interactive training, attendees will get a crash course on all things hurricanes, including facts and features of tropical cyclones; how to prepare and stay safe before, during and after a storm; and tips on how to better understand forecasting.

How to register
Login to ULearn, search for “Hurricane,” and select the course “Hurricane Preparedness: Weathering the Storm” to find the session that best fits your schedule. Employees enrolled in UM’s Well ’Canes program can earn 150 points by attending a training session.

UM students can register online at

More training opportunities
This fall OEM will continue offering training sessions, including All Hazards Emergency Response and Active Shooter Response, which you can also register for using the links above. For further assistance or to schedule a session for a specific University department, organization, or group, contact John Gulla at or 305-284-8005.

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