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Test of the Emergency Notification System

IUP will test its Emergency Notification System on Thursday, February 9, at 10:00 a.m.

Preparing for a Winter Storm

Winter is upon us! What kind of challenges can winter hazards create, and how do we prepare for them?

Stay Safe this Halloween

The IUP Emergency Management Office provides some tips for Halloween Safety.

National Preparedness Month: Build A Kit

The life you’ve built is worth protecting. Prepare for disasters to create a lasting legacy for you and your family.

September is National Preparedness Month

National Preparedness Month is an observance each September to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies that could happen at any time.

IUP Police Academy Hosting Week-Long Training Event at Robertshaw Building

The Indiana University of Pennsylvania Police Academy will host an Active Attack Integrated Response train the trainer course at the IUP Police Academy in Robertshaw September 12 through 16 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Test of the Emergency Notification System

IUP will test its Emergency Notification System on Thursday, September 1, at 10:00 a.m.

Beat the Heat this Summer

Summer is the season for working and playing outdoors at IUP. It’s also the time to emphasize the importance of preventing and treating heat-related illnesses. Here are some tips on how to keep safe.

Spring Forward This Weekend

If you are ready for the time change, it’s just around the corner.

Test of Emergency Notification System

IUP will test its emergency notification system on Thursday, February 3, at 10:00 a.m. The test will include text messaging, voice calls, and email and desktop alerts. Testing of the public address system will come at a later date.

Traveling for Thanksgiving? Be Prepared

Buckle Up: Thanksgiving travel will rebound almost to pre-pandemic levels. IUP Emergency Management reminds you to travel safety and plan more driving time during the busy Thanksgiving travel holiday.

Winter Weather Awareness Week, Nov. 7–12: Prepare for Winter Storms

Pennsylvania's Winter Weather Preparedness Week runs from November 7 to 12, 2021. Throughout the week we will discuss various topics on winter weather preparedness.

End of Daylight Savings Time

Don't Forget to "Fall Back" this Sunday, November 7, 2021

Identity Theft Shredding Event: Protect Your Identity

Consumer fraud and identity theft are putting communities at risk. To raise awareness, S&T Bank will host an “Identity Theft Shredding Event” this Thursday, October 28, 2021, in the back parking lot of its headquarters at 8th and Philadelphia streets.

Halloween Safety Tips

There are many things to consider to ensure the safety of yourself and our IUP community this Halloween.

September is National Preparedness Month: Week 3

It’s the third week of National Preparedness Month and what you do before a disaster can make a dramatic difference in your ability to cope with and recover from it.

September is National Preparedness Month: Week 2, Build a Kit

It’s the second week of National Preparedness Month, and the most effective way to handle any emergency is to first be prepared for it before it strikes.

September is National Preparedness Month: Prepare to Protect

As summer winds down, it’s time to welcome September. The entire month of September observes National Preparedness Month and recognize the importance of planning ahead to keep our communities, families, workplaces, and schools safe.

Pennsylvania's New “Move Over” Law In Effect

On Tuesday, April 27, 2021, the new “Move Over” Law went into effect in Pennsylvania.

Don't Forget to Spring Forward this Sunday

Daylight savings time begins at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 14. After setting your clocks forward an hour this weekend, check off a few items from this list to stay ahead of emergencies.

Test of IUP's Emergency Notification System to be Held on Wednesday, Feb. 17

The test will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. and will include text messaging, voice calls, email, and desktop alerts. Testing of the public address system will come at a later date.

National Burn Awareness Week Kicks Off

Nearly 500,000 people are treated for burns each year. The primary causes of injury include fire/flame, scalds, electrical, and chemical burns. The Pennsylvania Office of the State Fire Commissioner is encouraging Pennsylvanians to learn more about burn hazards, and how to avoid injury, in observance of National Burn Awareness Week, February 7–13, 2021.

COVID-19 Free Public Testing Clinic, February 13-17

In an effort to mitigate the local spread of COVID-19, the Department of Health will, once again, be offering free COVID-19 testing. Anyone is eligible to be tested, symptomatic or not.

Winter Storm Warning Issued for Wednesday; Heavy Snow Expected

A winter storm warning has been issued for Indiana County from 7:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 15, to 7:00 a.m. Thursday, December 16. Heavy snow accumulations of 7–12 inches are expected. Travel could be very difficult, with hazardous conditions affecting both the evening commute Wednesday and the morning commute Thursday.

Don't Forget to “Fall Back”

Daylight Savings Time ends at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 1, 2020. As we prepare our clocks to “fall back,” this is a chance to also prepare your home and family for emergencies.