Emergency preparedness

All-hazard emergency preparedness plan

As much as we try to avoid them, crisis situations arise and predicting how and when they will strike is difficult, making it necessary to always be prepared. With this in mind, SCAD has created an all-hazard emergency preparedness plan to assist members of the SCAD community in responding to emergencies. The tools and steps outlined in the plan can be used in nearly all emergencies. Due to the tropical weather in SCAD locations — ideal for hurricane season — many examples in the plan focus on emergency weather-related scenarios.

SCAD collaborates for safety

SCAD’s first priority is students and in order to best serve them, SCAD does everything it can to ensure their safety. As a result, SCAD emergency management and preparedness is aligned with federal, state and local emergency management agencies, as well as with local fire, law enforcement and other emergency first responders.

This means SCAD collaborates at the federal level on emergency management and disaster planning with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. On the state level, SCAD works with the Georgia Emergency Management Agency to prepare for any possible disaster. On the local levels, at SCAD Savannah, the Chatham County Emergency Management Agency, and at SCAD Atlanta, the Atlanta-Fulton County Emergency Management Agency are responsible for disaster preparation.

Department of University Safety


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Emergency contact numbers

Emergencies in the U.S.

Emergencies in France

Emergencies in Hong Kong


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