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Emergency tabletop exercise scheduled for Nov. 7

Oct. 30, 2017—Vanderbilt’s Office of Emergency Preparedness, Fire and Workplace Safety will host representatives from across the university who play a key role in disaster mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery for an emergency tabletop training exercise on Nov. 7.

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Personal preparedness: Why prepare?

Sep. 22, 2017—Disasters, both natural and man-made, affect hundreds of thousands of people in the United States each year. Learning about different types of disasters and what to do before they strike can increase your chance of survival and decrease the extent of fear, property damage, and interruption to your daily life.

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New Emergency Operations Center enhances readiness

Apr. 20, 2017—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s (VUMC) new 1,200-square-foot Emergency Operations Center (EOC) has large LED monitors lining freshly painted walls and a slew of telephones.

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VUMC taking part in full-scale disaster drill Thursday, March 23

Mar. 15, 2017—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) will join several other hospitals and federal, state and local agencies for a full-scale weather-related disaster drill on Thursday, March 23, from 9 a.m. to noon.

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Responding to an active threat on campus: Know what to do

Dec. 8, 2016—Being familiar with emergency response procedures for an active threat on campus is critical to the safety of campus community members and can enhance first responders’ ability to contain a threat.

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Emergency training exercise scheduled for Nov. 3

Oct. 20, 2016—Vanderbilt’s Office of Emergency Preparedness, Fire and Workplace Safety will host representatives from across the university for an emergency table-top training exercise Nov. 3.

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VUMC Notification System test to take place Monday, Feb. 22

Feb. 18, 2016—Vanderbilt will conduct a test of the VUMC Notification System at 10 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 22.

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Winter weather cancels classes, but gears up campus services

Jan. 22, 2016—When Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan Wente emailed students early Friday morning to inform them that classes had been cancelled for the day, many of them no doubt took it as a signal to sleep in or to begin their weekends early. But for a team of dedicated staff and administrators, the work of dealing with the winter weather had just begun.

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Vanderbilt psychiatrist says demystifying weather can help ease anxiety during spring storms

Apr. 29, 2015—For many, springtime brings more than April showers and May flowers. Each year, the season brings fear and anxiety to many tornado- and storm-fearing residents of the Southeast, including Middle Tennessee. According to the National Weather Service, 469 individual tornadoes have been catalogued in Middle Tennessee since 1830. In the past decade, during which time...

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VUMC’s storm preparedness efforts lauded by National Weather Service

Jul. 24, 2014—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is the first medical center in Tennessee to be named a Storm Ready Supporter by the National Weather Service (NWS), a designation that recognizes a superior level of preparedness for tornadoes and inclement weather.

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New ‘opt ins’ for non-emergency AlertVU messages in C2HR

Apr. 11, 2014—Employees can now find step-by-step instructions on the Vanderbilt Emergency Preparedness website to edit AlertVU information in C2HR .

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AlertVU desktop alert program expanded

Nov. 18, 2013—The AlertVU desktop alert program was recently expanded to include more than 6,300 clinical workstations at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

Vanderbilt Medicine

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

VUMC campus

VUMC campus

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

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