What is Preparedness?
Preparedness is a state of readiness to respond to a disaster, crisis, or any other type of emergency incident. It includes planning and education. PLU conducts training for its responders and exercises its response plans and training through drills and other types of exercises. Please refer to the calendar on this website for more details.
Get a Kit. Make a Plan. Be Informed.
There are three simple steps that students should take to prepare for an emergency when living on campus or in off-campus housing:
First, purchase or prepare a personal emergency kit.
Second, develop a communication plan for reaching family members in the event that normal communication channels are disabled.
Third, know what to expect and what to do at PLU during various types of emergencies.
Following are a few guidelines to consider in taking these three steps. Please also refer to the PLU Prepare in a Year brochure in the Quick Links to the right.
Get An Emergency Kit
Emergency kits may be purchased at PLU's Garfield Book Company or, for help in making a kit, visit www.ready.gov or www.emd.wa.gov/preparedness/prep_prepare_year.shtml.
For tips on making a kit on a budget, see Disaster Kit on a Dime.
Make a Communication Plan
Local telephones, cell phones, and e-mail may not work during an emergency. However, it is often possible to call outside the local affected area. Your family should make a plan to call an out-of-state friend or family phone number, so each person can report they are safe.