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Be Hokie Ready: Learn what to do in an emergency

From: Virginia Tech Police Department and the Office of Emergency Management

The Virginia Tech Police Department and the Office of Emergency Management reminds everyone to be “Hokie Ready!”

The safety and security of all students, faculty, and staff at the Blacksburg campus and all satellite locations throughout Virginia and overseas is of the utmost importance. Both offices continue to work together to provide the university community with important information needed during an emergency, whether it be a secure-in-place or a shelter-in-place event. It is information one can use to help determine what decisions need to be made for one’s own personal safety and security.

Every emergency, whether it be a secure-in-place or shelter-in-place event, is unique and not every direction will apply to each and every circumstance. General guidelines for actions to be taken for an emergency and/or VT Alert directing to either secure or shelter-in-place can be found at these two websites:

Additional information is provided by Virginia’s Secretary of Public Safety website. On this website, the video, “Run, Hide, Fight” provides tips when there is an active shooter in your immediate vicinity.

The Virginia Tech Police Department and the Office of Emergency Management also offers training to all members of the university community on several topics including Safety, Security and Preparedness and Active Shooter. More information on emergency preparedness training courses can be found on the Virginia Tech News website.

To register for these training opportunities, call the Office of Emergency Management at (540) 231-2438, or the Virginia Tech Police Department at (540) 231-6411.

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