By Valarie Smith
The University of Houston Office of Emergency Management wants the UH community to be prepared in case an emergency strikes.
While having a plan and supplies are some of the most vital steps for ensuring safety during an emergency situation, knowing other life-saving skills is just as important.
Learning simple basics such as how to use a fire extinguisher or how to shut off utilities such as natural gas can reduce the potential for injury during or after a natural disaster.
In addition, UH offers Community Emergency Response Team – or CERT for short – training, which covers everything just listed and more. For more information about CERT training, click here. To be added to the interest list for CERT training, go here.
Learning these skills is a great step in preparing for personal safety and the safety of others in an emergency.