Training is a critical component to preparedness. The University offers and supports a wide variety of training opportunities that support emergency preparedness. This section outlines those opportunities and how to get involved.
This section does not cover every training opportunity offered to the University community. We frequently develop and conduct custom training for units that have specific requests and/or statutory requirements. Please contact either the Emergency Management or the University Police Department to discuss training ideas and requests.
- Emergency Preparedness
- Safe Redbirds App Awareness
- Personal Safety Courses
- Targeted Violence Training
Thousands of nonresidential facilities in the United States experience fires that cause loss of life and billions of dollars in damage every year. Hands-on training for fire extinguisher use can give your employees the confidence to react quickly in an emergency. With proper fire extinguisher training, 98% of people can successfully control fire using an extinguisher. Professional instructors provide your team with an overview of extinguisher types, common fire hazards, evacuation procedures, the P.A.S.S. method and more. If you would like to receive more information about extinguisher training, contact the Environmental Health and Safety Office at (309) 438-8325.
Stop the Bleed
In a Stop the Bleed course, you'll learn three quick techniques to help save a life before someone bleeds out: (1) How to use your hands to apply pressure to a wound; (2) How to pack a wound to control bleeding; (3) How to correctly apply a tourniquet. These three techniques will empower you to assist in an emergency and potentially save a life. If you would like to receive more information about Stop the Bleed training, contact the Environmental Health and Safety Office at (309) 438-8325.