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Winter Storm Safety Tips

Should an inclement weather closure, UTC Emergency Services has plans to react appropriately based on the severity of the winter storm, but there are several simple measures students and faculty can do to prepare for such an occurrence…

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Tornado Safety Tips

Storm systems with a high likelihood of spawning tornadoes can disrupt the normal operating schedule even if no tornadoes directly hit the campus. Example of this occurred in 2017 when campus elected to close based on information given to us via the National Weather Service (NWS).

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Fire Safety Tips

Imagine a building is an organism. The hidden steel girders are the bones and the visible masonry is the skin. The plumbing functions are the vascular system, and the information technology infrastructure comprises the nervous system. How about the immune system?

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Fire Fair On Campus

In celebration of September being National Campus Safety Awareness Month, community partners and UTC are promoting overall campus safety with an emphasis on fire preparedness. The Fire Fair will be hosted on campus by Emergency Services in collaboration with Student Development, Student Housing and ThinkAchieve on September 4th.

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Sky Lanterns – Danger In A Pretty Package!

Sky lanterns, also known as Chinese or wish lanterns, are certainly beautiful, but they are dangerous. They are also illegal in many states–including Tennessee. Legislation passed in 2011 (TCA § 68-104-101(9) defines sky lanterns as special fireworks that can only be purchased and used by individuals with a professional license (such as a certified flame effect operator, certified outdoor display operator or certified proximate pyrotechnic operator). “The general public cannot

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