Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness

Manager:  Yuri Graves

Our department is committed to the safety and security of the UNLV campus. Since the tragedies that occurred at the World Trade Center in 2001 and at Virginia Tech in 2007, our department has risen to the challenge posed by these threats and has:

  • Developed an Emergency Operations Center (E.O.C.), a standing body of decision-makers who gather in a designated place to make critical decisions that will allow the university to transition back to a normal state following a critical incident.
  • Established RebelSAFE Alert, the emergency notification system used for incidents that present an imminent threat to life, health or safety to UNLV students, employees, faculty, and community members. RebelSAFE Alert messages provide emergency information and instructions to protect yourself during an emergency. In the event of an emergency, RebelSAFE Alert will send emails, text messages, post to UNLV Police Services Facebook and Twitter, push notifications to the RebelSAFE Mobile App, and provide audio and visual warnings to computer desktops, digital advertising kiosks, RebelSAFE Emergency Phones, and UNLV websites.

    Worked closely with county, state, and federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies on a continuous basis through the Joint Terrorism Task Force (J.T.T.F.).