During a tornado warning, your building occupants should still go to your designated tornado shelter locations. Severe weather shelter locations can be found at this site. If possible, try to provide spacing between sheltering individuals and/or wear a cloth face covering.
Frequently Asked Questions about Emergency Preparedness and Training
UGA MRC plans to meet again in the fall of 2020. An announcement with specific details will be sent to all members at the beginning of August 2020 and the revised meeting calendar will be on the MRC website.
Check the OEP website for updates on our Fall CERT class.
The accrediting agency for Stop the Bleed classes, ACS COT (American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma), strongly encourages all instructors to cancel Stop the Bleed courses until further notice (https://www.stopthebleed.org/covid-19). Until classes can be offered, but sure to check out the OEP website to obtain more information about the bleeding control kits and to get basic information on the Stop the Bleed program.
OEP will be happy to provide you with one of these training classes via Zoom. Contact OEP at 706-542-4845 or firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a class. These classes are also taught at Staff Training and Development on a quarterly basis (https://busfin3.busfin.uga.edu/human_resources/courses/fulldesc.cfm).
High quality CPR includes both chest compressions and breaths using a CPR face shield or CPR mask; however, as in any situation, if you do not have access to a shield or you do not feel comfortable providing breaths, you can provide only chest compressions (also called “Hands Only CPR”). Should someone need CPR, first call 911. Have someone call 911 for you or place your cell phone on speaker mode. Push hard and fast in the center of the chest. You should compress the chest 100 to 120 times per minute. The following video demonstrates the Hands Only CPR method: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4ACYp75mjU
The American Heart Association (AHA) is the agency that issues the CPR and First Aid cards when classes are taught by OEP. In early March, the AHA issued extensions for certification cards beyond their recommended renewal date.
|Recommended Renewal Date on Card (end of month)||New Renewal Due Date with 120-day Extension (end of month)|
|March 2020||July 2020|
|April 2020||August 2020|
|May 2020||September 2020|
|June 2020||October 2020|