The outdoor warning sirens for the University of Kansas are activated when the National Weather Service issues a tornado warning or when determination is made that a tornado threat exists. This determination is made by Douglas County Emergency Management staff and will be based upon evaluation of all available information.
The Douglas County Emergency Management Office tests the outdoor warning siren system at noon on the first Monday, during the months of August-February, and on the first and third Monday during the months of March-July. Tests will not be conducted if there is potential or occurring severe weather event.
Anytime you hear the sirens sound, it means to take immediate safety precautions. You should be aware that there is never an all-clear siren, and the sirens may be sounded multiple times if multiple threats exist.
Click this link to view the location of sirens in Douglas County and the KU Campus.
The University of Kansas has over 150 Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) located in many campus buildings. Click this link to see a list and map of AED locations on campus.
For CPR and AED training on campus, contact Watkins Health Services at studenthealth.ku.edu/cpr.
Launched in February 2003, Ready is a National public service campaign designed to educate and empower the American people to prepare for, respond to and mitigate emergencies, including natural and man-made disasters. The goal of the campaign is to promote preparedness through public involvement.
Ready, and its Spanish language version Listo, ask individuals to do four key things:
- stay informed about the different types of emergencies that could occur and their appropriate responses
- make a family emergency plan and
- build an emergency supply kit, and
- get involved in your community by taking action to prepare for emergencies.
Visit Ready.gov and start being prepared today!
KSReady is the state’s portal to information and resources on emergency planning and preparedness for the public, businesses, schools, children, elected officials and first responders. Visit KSReady.gov to learn about the hazards we are most likely to encounter in Kansas, and discover how you can take action to be prepared for whatever comes our way.
KSReady also contains links to log onto the KCJIS, KS-HAN, KS WebEOC, CRMCS, and KS-Train web systems.
Click this link to visit KSReady.