Hatter Alert Update

January 28, 2013

Stetson's Hatter Alert webpage provides instructions for many emergency situations. It is important that Stetson faculty, students and staff register to receive the emergency communications sent by the university's Emergency Management Team.

Stetson’s Hatter Alert webpage provides instructions for many emergency situations. It is important that Stetson faculty, students and staff register to receive the emergency communications sent by the university’s Emergency Management Team.

Stetson University’s Emergency Management Team sent out a test emergency notification to faculty, staff and students on the DeLand campus on Jan. 16. If you are registered to receive Hatter Alerts, you should have received a text message and voice message on your cell phone and an email.

Hatter Alert is Stetson University’s official emergency preparedness and notification website. You will find important information here regarding emergency procedures, and you will be notified through this website in the event of an actual emergency on campus. It is imperative that everyone register for Hatter Alert in order to receive important communication about any campus emergency.

To sign up to receive Hatter Alerts (http://stetson.edu/other/hatter-alert/) via phone call or text message, follow these steps:

Sign in to My.Stetson.edu.

With thoughts of the Newtown tragedy still in the front of our minds, as President Libby stated in her email message to the university community, dated Jan. 16, now is the time to review what our own response should be – individually and collectively – should an active shooter event occur at Stetson.

The Center for Personal Protection and Safety, which works with more than 1,100 colleges and universities nationwide, has put together a training video that educates campuses in how to purposefully react in life-threatening situations. Along with Stetson’s Emergency Management Team, President Libby strongly encourages the university community to become familiar with campus safety precautions and know how to seek cover or otherwise respond.

An active shooter is defined by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area; in most cases, active shooters use firearms and there is no pattern or method to their selection of victims. All faculty, staff and students are encouraged to watch the 28-minute video “Shots Fired On Campus” before Friday, Feb. 1.

The link below will prompt you for a log-in so that we can ensure all faculty, staff and students have visited the site to view this critical training tool.

TRAINING VIDEO: Shots Fired On Campus

For more information:

Stetson Emergency Management Plan and Hatter Alert

Guidelines for Active Shooter Threats

Please also be aware that our Emergency Management Team is currently working with local partners to increase fire safety and knowledge. In the near future, we will review our updated fire safety guidelines campus-wide and conduct fire drills. In the meantime, please adhere to safety protocols by exiting all buildings quickly and safely if an alarm is triggered.




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