MENU
component-ddb-728x90-v1-01-desktop

Emergency preparedness at the University of Oregon

The University of Oregon Police Department (SBG)

EUGENE, Ore. - The University of Oregon says they've been making emergency preparation plans since the shooting at Virginia Tech University in 2007.

As far as Autzen Stadium goes, they run a video before every kickoff that shows evacuation routes, in case an emergency happens.

On campus, the UO also practices run, hide and fight procedures, which means get out and find a place to hide. If you can't hide, then fight.

"The U of O also has a very expansive text-alert system, so if that were to happen, we have that system in place to be able to communicate," said Krista Dillon of Safety and Risk Services at the University. "That's something we test on a regular basis as well."

Dillon says the University is prepared for all sorts of scenarios, including natural disasters.

When it comes to shootings, she says they want to prevent something like that from happening, but in her words, it's "just one of those things we have to think about now."

close video ad
Unmutetoggle ad audio on off

Trending