— NU Police Department (@northeasternpd) May 2, 2018
Northeastern University (NU) will host a “Preparedness Day” on May 9, with resilience exercises, instructional crash courses and training sessions on a variety of topics ranging from security awareness to travel safety to cyber threats. The event is being organized by the university’s police department.
“The goal of Preparedness Day is to provide the participants with information and the additional capacity to build their condition of preparedness with confidence,” event organizers state.
Full-scale exercises and training will be taking place throughout the day with NU Police, NU EMS, and NU Emergency Management. Additionally, Bouvé College of Health Sciences will host tabletop exercises in concussion & sprain management, diabetes management, health sciences, seizure management, signs & symptoms of heart attack and signs & symptoms of stroke. Those interested in attending can also pick up information being disseminated throughout the day including handouts and cards, with preparedness tips and information.
A total of 15 different preparedness training categories are available:
- Security Awareness Training
- CPR Certification & Non-Certification Courses
- Information Security Awareness: Protecting Yourself in Our Digital World
- International Travel Safety
- International Business Travelers
- Personal Preparedness for People in a Hurry
- Recognizing Concerning Behaviors in the Workplace
- Preparing NU for Shifting Weather Patterns
- Bouvé College of Health Sciences Tabletop Experiences
- Goldstein Simulation Lab: A Key Experiential Component in Preparedness Education
- NU Unplugged: A Crash Course in Protecting Your Research
- Creating a More Resilient You!
- FEMA Until Help Arrives / Stop the Bleed
- Active Threat Preparedness
- SAFE Self-Defense Class
Prospective attendees are asked to pre-register, so that organizers may allocate appropriate resources and space for each event.