Community Outreach

Events and Initiatives

Annual Safety Fair

The Annual Safety Fair event brings together Emory’s safety organizations in addition to Emory’s external community partners/stakeholders, showcasing safety/preparedness resources available to the Emory community. The fair provides education with the goal of creating an “Emory Ready” community. The Safety Fair is sponsored by CEPAR, Emory EMS (EEMS), Emory Fire Safety, The Environmental Health and Safety Office (EHSO), and Emory Police Department (EPD). This years' fair will be held on October 5th, 2023 from 11am-3pm at Cox Hall Bridge & Asbury Circle. Follow CEPAR on social media or visit The Hub for event details.

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CEPAR Ambassador Program

The CEPAR Ambassador Program is designed to engage Emory students in campus preparedness. Preparedness Ambassadors act as student liaisons for CEPAR and engage in campus events, community training, and disseminating preparedness information. It is one of the many new programs under the "Emory READY" initiative designed to promote preparedness and strengthen community resiliency. Ambassadors are chosen through an application process each Spring and are expected to serve in this role for at least one academic calendar year.

Become a Preparedness Ambassador
Preparedness Ambassadors

National Preparedness Month

This annual September event raises awareness, educates, and promotes the importance of preparing for potential disasters and emergencies. The “Ready” initiative is sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). CEPAR engages the Emory community throughout the year by emphasizing preparedness awareness and training our students, faculty, and staff to be ready for potential medical emergencies. CEPAR’s 2023 National Preparedness Month events can be found on The Hub.

Explore FEMA's "Ready" Campaign
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EEMS Peer-to-Peer Education

The student-led EEMS, managed by CEPAR provides medical first responder services for emergency and non-emergency medical care to Emory students, faculty, staff, visitors, and the surrounding community. The program also has a strong commitment to community outreach and education.

Emory Emergency Medical Services
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Student Organization Partnerships and Involvement

From Orientation through their last days on campus, CEPAR works with students to improve and ensure safety in their classrooms, residence halls, and community spaces. We have a number of initiatives in which we work with students and student groups to promote preparedness.

CEPAR Student Involvement
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