The Office of Campus Resilience is responsible for assisting and coordinating the University’s overall incident management planning and preparation. This includes developing, maintaining, and facilitating implementation of the University’s emergency operations plan; developing and conducting exercises to test plans and procedures; facilitating emergency notification communication within the USF community; conducting outreach education on university preparedness for students, faculty, and staff; and engaging external partners to improve overall university preparedness.
National Preparedness Month is an observance each September to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies that could happen at any time.
International ShakeOut Day is always the third Thursday of October (this year: October 20). While COVID-19 has brought many uncertainties and challenges, one thing's for sure: ShakeOut is still happening this year!
USF uses AirNow metrics to guide all recommendations and decisions affecting our campuses. Based on the events and review of processes with previous wildfires, USF developed detailed Wildfire Protocols. These protocols will continue to be revised as better practices become available through future experiences, learnings, exercises and training.