Emergencies, disasters, accidents, injuries, and crime can occur without warning at any time. Panic or failure to act are major obstacles to safe and effective response in an emergency situation. Advance planning, preparation, and practice are the most effective ways of ensuring that individuals can respond calmly and effectively in an emergency. Moreover, preparedness activities are important at all levels of the university because they have the potential to save lives, reduce property damage, protect the environment and enhance the university’s ability to effectively respond to and recover from disruptive incidents.
From this page you can access the PSU Emergency and Public Safety Resource Guide that includes incident specific tips to stay safe, templates to guide your department / unit in developing emergency plan or continuity plan, and review resources to enhance your own personal preparedness.