"Just in Time" Emergency Guide


Emory University is dedicated to providing a safe and secure environment for its students, staff, faculty, patients, and surrounding community. The first step in providing for your safety is to be prepared before an emergency arises. The information listed to the left is provided for you to review and understand; should an event occur you will have background knowledge to execute the necessary procedures to provide for your own safety. You may also find it useful to refer back to the Just in Time Guide during the time of a crisis to assure you are taking the appropriate steps with regard to your particular situation.

We encourage you to be proactive, always be aware of your surroundings, and become an invested member of the community.  Print and post the Emory Preparedness Checklist for Students and/or for Staff/Faculty to ensure you have taken all the steps for your personal preparedness.


Be Proactive

  • Take a class in first aid and CPR.
  • Enroll and update your emergency contact information in Emory's Emergency Notification Program. (Students may enroll through OPUS; faculty and staff may enroll through PeopleSoft. For additional information refer to the Emory Emergency Notification Program.
  • Follow @EMORY_CEPAR on Twitter to receive monthly preparedness tips and emergency messages.
  • Program the Emory Police Department Emergency number 404-727-6111 in your mobile phone.
  • Enter an In Case of Emergency (ICE) number in your mobile phone.
  • Have an Emergency Communication Plan. (So that your family knows how to contact you or your friends in an emergency, and your friends are able to contact your family should you be unable to call e.g., Twitter, text message, phone numbers.)
  • Know more than one way to exit your building if the primary pathway or door is blocked.
  • Know where to seek shelter in your building during severe weather or tornado.
  • Get your flu shot. An annual flu shot helps prevent illness and protects others from getting the flu from you.
  • Know where the closest AED (Automated External Defibrillator) device is located, and learn how to use one.
  • Listen to a weather radio.
  • Contact Emory Police Department at 404-727-6115 to schedule a crime risk prevention workshop for your group.