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Emergency Management

Emergency Management

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Tropical Storm Safety

Important information regarding tropical storm and hurricane safety.
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Plans and Procedures

The University has developed specific response plans for various types of emergencies.
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Safe Ospreys App

The University uses a mobile safety app to communicate messages and alerts to the campus community: Safe Ospreys. 


Emergency Communications

In the event of an emergency, UNF will use multiple modes of communication to get the word out quickly. These may include, but are not limited to:

  • Email, voice message, and text message to students, faculty and staff
  • Indoor and outdoor public address systems
  • Information posted on the Safe Ospreys app
  • Information posted on UNF homepage and the UNF myWings Portal
  • Information posted on the Canvas learning management system
  • Information updated on UNF's main phone number, (904) 620-1000
  • Information placed on the electronic signs at the campus entrance and on campus televisions
  • Information on UNF's official social media sites: Facebook and Twitter
  • Information updated with the news media

In addition, students, faculty, staff, and visitors may use the Emergency Code Blue telephones placed throughout the campus to request assistance or report an emergency.

Teams that Help in Emergencies

Crisis Management Team

The University of North Florida has established a Crisis Management Team (CMT) to carry out its crisis management plan.  

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Incident Management Team

The Incident Management Team (IMT) is a group of FEMA Incident Command System trained UNF employees that manage UNF's response to any critical incident.  The team gathers in the Emergency Operations Center and directs all aspects of the UNF response. 

Building Emergency Coordinators

A program that uses assigned Building Emergency Coordinators to help facilitate building communications and user needs in emergencies.

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