EH&S helps the campus and
community prepare for unplanned
Being prepared for unexpected events is critical when seconds count.
To help prepare the campus community to act in times of danger, EH&S created anEmergency Response Guide
that is posted in university classrooms. More than
faculty, staff, and students on appropriate actions to take in the event of fire, severe weather, violent
incidents, or other emergencies, and prominently display emergency phone numbers.
EH&S was actively involved in preparedness efforts when an Ebola
outbreak occurred in western Africa. EH&S, in cooperation with the
Iowa Department of Public Health and Story County Public Health,
monitored the emerging crisis across the country and around the
world so our campus was prepared to respond if necessary.
Preparation efforts extended beyond campus as EH&S partnered
with the City of Ames and Story County to develop a county-wide
hazard mitigation plan. EH&S staff actively participated in numerous
drills and exercises as they tested response plans for future flooding
events and inclement weather.
EH&S safely guides the campus and community through emergency situations.