As our Chancellor Dr. Steven Angle and the Emergency Services team promised, steps have been taken to improve our emergency management plan. The update includes our updated lock-down procedure, communication/UTC-ALERT, campus trainings, and TEMA evaluation.
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).
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?
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.
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…