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Workplace Preparedness: Getting Started

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Pre-incident Planning: Be Aware, Be Prepared Heading link

  1. Download the UIC Safe app and become familiar with real time reporting and support resources, and additional features for a safer commute or for working alone on campus
  2. Watch the instructional video Are you UICReady? Surviving an Active Threat Event.
    Knowing what to do can make the difference for you and those around you.
  3. Review relevant evacuation procedures and identify the locations of fire alarm pull-stations, fire extinguishers, and emergency call boxes in the buildings you frequent.
  4. Identify secure hiding places in your immediate area(s).
  5. Identify multiple evacuation routes.
  6. Know your violence prevention resources: UIC Behavioral Threat Assessment Teams (BTAT) and your role in campus violence prevention.
  7. Review your Building Emergency Action Plan.


  1. Report an emergency or suspicious activity to the UIC Police Department by dialing (312) 355-5555 (or 5-5555 from a campus phone) or by using the UIC Safe app.
  2. Obtain official emergency information from UIC Alert or The official UIC Twitter @ThisIsUIC may also be used as a trusted source.
    1. Misinformation is a significant risk and potential source of trouble in any fast-developing situation, so we urge all UIC affiliates to rely on only official university information.
    2. Follow instructions provided by UIC Alert or emergency personnel.
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