Safety & Security
This section provides information related to security and emergency planning, crime and fire prevention and automated external defibrillators (AEDs).
Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs)
AED Inspections should be performed on a monthly basis to ensure the unit is operating properly. An AED inspection consists of: Checking the unit to ensure it is on and the light is blinking, checking the batteries to ensure they are within 4 years of the "Install by" date, and checking the AED pads to ensure they are not past the expiration date. The AED unit performs its own internal testing on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. If the unit is beeping, please contact the Emergency Preparedness Department at preparedness.utexas.edu/contact-us.
Ordering Replacement Parts
Replacement AED pads and batteries are provided by the Emergency Preparedness Department. Please contact our department for replacement parts at preparedness.utexas.edu/contact-us.
CPR/AED training is provided by HealthPoint. View the TXClass listing page for more information regarding the certification training.
Visit the Be Safe site to get security and safety updates, information on the security assessment, safety tips & apps, resources and services and to submit feedback.
Visit the Campus Carry site to view university policies, obtain information, learn about the process and read FAQs.
Get contact information for Emergency Preparedness staff at preparedness.utexas.edu/contact-us.
Communication Tools for Occupant Notification
Emergencies may range from inclement weather, to building evacuations or to campus closures. The university has a variety of tools to communicate with the public in the event of any of these incidents or other possible emergencies. The following link provides information regarding the different emergency communication tools that are utilized: preparedness.utexas.edu/safety/emergency-communications.
Emergency Plan Development
The Emergency Preparedness Department will meet with your staff to provide planning guidance for individual campus colleges, schools, departments or agencies within the university. In just a few sessions, you will have the framework needed to create a plan specific to your unit and building. Emergency Preparedness will provide support when needed. For more information, go to preparedness.utexas.edu/safety/schedule-planning-session.
What to do in an emergency
To understand instructions about what to do in an emergency, become familiar with the terms and procedures described in this link: preparedness.utexas.edu/safety/emergency-terms.
Fire Prevention / Inspections
Fire Extinguisher Training
Portable fire extinguisher training is a valuable tool for staff, faculty, and students. This training is provided in a 2-hour class format. Visit the following link for more information: fireprevention.utexas.edu/fire-safety/portable-fire-extinguisher-training.
Fire Safety Inspections are performed on a regular basis for every building on campus. Each building has a specific fire inspector assigned to that building. Once the inspection has been performed, the inspector will provide the building manager with the inspection report detailing any fire and life safety violations that exist in the building. The building manager will have 30 days to correct the violations before a follow-up inspection is performed.
If you are planning to host a special event on campus, whether big or small, you need to notify the Fire Prevention Department of certain information so they can assist with your project regarding safety, occupancy limits, and fire protection. Visit the following link for more information: fireprevention.utexas.edu/firesafety/student-events.
Fire Prevention offers evacuation training in order to best prepare the university community to safely evacuate buildings in the event of an emergency. To request training, contact Roosevelt Easley at (512) 471-7989, with your preferred dates and times. Visit the following link for more information: fireprevention.utexas.edu/firesafety/evacuation-training.
Lost & Found
If you’ve lost something, please report it using the following link. You may report lost items by telephone at (512) 471-4441, but will receive a swifter response reporting online at: police.utexas.edu/lostandfound.
Security Planning & Campus Security Systems
Contact the UT Police Department Crime Prevention Unit for assistance with security planning at police.utexas.edu/about/crime_prevention.html.
Campus Security Systems (BACS)
Contact Information Technology Services (ITS) for assistance with Campus Security Systems (BACS). ITS provides a variety of security solutions for buildings, including door access systems that require a proximity card to enter, panic/duress button, video security, property protection alarms and intrusion protection systems. For more information and technical support, go to Campus Security Systems.