National Campus Safety Month
The University of South Florida Police Department, USF Department of Emergency Management, and the USF Community Emergency Response Team are hosting safety education events and training for students, faculty, and staff throughout September and October as part of National Campus Safety Awareness Month. Promoted by the Clery Center, in 2008, National Campus Safety Awareness Month (NCSAM) was unanimously approved by Congress to encourage a public conversation on important topics in violence prevention at our nation's colleges and universities. The Clery Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to guiding institutions of higher education to implement effective campus safety measures.
Free Safety Training Courses!
The University of South Florida Police Department, USF Department of Emergency Management, and the USF Community Emergency Response Team will host the third annual National Campus Safety Day event. The event provides an opportunity to educate the campus community on safety, disaster preparedness, and crime prevention.
A number of activities are planned, including: impaired driving simulations, motor vehicle crash rollover simulations, fire extinguisher demonstrations, and K-9 demonstrations. Specialized equipment like SWAT Team gear and bomb detection technology, along with fire department and law enforcement vehicles on display. Law enforcement, fire rescue, and emergency management personnel will be on-hand to answer questions and talk about their work.
Similar events occur on college and university campuses around the country as part of National Campus Safety Awareness Month.
Emergency Management will be at Bull Market every Wednesday in September and October providing preparedness information.