University Preparedness Event
I'm looking at organizing a preparedness fair/expo at a university for National Preparedness Month. Just wondering if anyone has held such an event at a university and if so, what advice or suggestions do you have? What worked well in reaching out to college students?
I would make sure you have information on Emergency preparadness for there dorms .They should have flash lights .Bug out bags ect. Work with the Emergency Management Department Start a CERT team . Look at the CERT page. Has info for youth CERT ect. Thanks in advance Michael F Bookman
Beverly Emergency Management
In 2005 I created a University group under a Americorp grant. It had a group of students, staff, faculty and communiity members who formed a CERT team, a student SGA group and did events. They assist Emergency Managment drills (including doing a incident drill for the infirmery). It was fun and it was good because those students who partcipated to their training across the state and the country when they left.
At our university we had a weeklong fair "Family & Workplace Preparedness"
Day 1: Workplace Preparedness
Day 2: Surviving Disaster Video and discussion
Day 3: Preparedness Fair
Day 4: Active Shooter: How to Confront the Unthinkable
Day 5: Test Your Knowledge: Jeopardy Challenge
For flyers and list of activities for those days go to: