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“Be a prepper” is a curated, ongoing, and growing list of handy preparedness resources and links from all over the web to help you be ready, #becauselife.

From summer events safety tips to checklists on creating “go-bags” for your pets, this list is the ultimate prepper collection.

Have a theme you want to know about? Let’s talk!

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A: Hire a bodyguard who reports to mom
B: Have her call you every 5 minutes
Better idea: Use Work Alone from the UIC SAFE App

With around-the-clock access to UIC Police, centralized reporting and support resources, several options for a safer commute, and much more, the UIC SAFE App is a one-stop security shop.

There is something for everyone!

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Sign up for the UIC ALERT!

Receiving timely information about severe weather conditions or other emergency events affecting the university can make all the difference in knowing when to take immediate action to remain safe.

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¡Escucha nuestro nuevo y divertido proyecto de audio experimental! Estas pequeñas cápsulas de audio están dirigidas a personas que hablamos español y presentan contenido sobre salud, seguridad y prevención en una forma en la que probablemente no lo habías escuchado antes.
¡Escucha aquí y diviértete!

Check out our new fun and experimental audio project! The short audio capsules are addressed to Spanish speakers and they present health, safety and preparedness content in a way that you have probably not heard before.
Listen here and have fun! Don’t know Spanish? Find the translated transcripts

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Zero Dark Ready Blog

Emergency planning commentary – publishing actionable information and resources about disasters, pandemics, active threat, and more. Topics range from new active shooter and violence prevention programs in schools, the latest cybersecurity practices changing how we operate, 3 ways to create a more equitable and inclusive emergency management, and much more.

Blog posts

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Emergency Management as a Career

As part of our campaign for National Preparedness Month 2021, we engaged subject-matter experts in the field of emergency management to have them weigh in on a few key areas. Our goal is to support increased visibility of EM as a profession (#MakeEMMoreVisible), not only for those who may be studying it at UIC, but also for those who may be considering entering the field.

Check out the interviews!

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  • NACCOP 2019 UIC was awarded the Clery Compliance Program of the Year award by the National Association of Clery Compliance Officers and Professionals for its campus safety programs.

  • GDUSA 2021 The 2020 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report was awarded GDUSA’s (Graphic Design USA) American Inhouse Design Awards in 2021.

  • A'DESIGN 2021 The 2020 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report won the Bronze A’DESIGN Award in Print and Published Media by the International Design Academy in 2021.

  • ADOBE 2021 The 2020 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report landed the FINALIST category in the Adobe Creativity Government Awards 2021.

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  • What can UIC Ready do for me?

    Find out all that UIC Ready has to offer- partner with us! ready@uic.edu

  • I want graphics and safety resources for my department. Can you help?

    Let’s find customized solutions for your unit, college or department! Contact Adriana Solis Martinez at asolis2@uic.edu

  • How do I include violence prevention efforts in my unit?

    We’re here to support your students and staff! For training and resources on campus violence prevention and Clery reporting, contact Nicole Sammartino at nsamma2@uic.edu