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Emergency Preparedness

East Tennessee State University is continually preparing for the possibility of disaster
on campus. As an ETSU student, faculty member, or staff member, personal
preparedness is necessary at the individual level. By reading through the Emergency
Preparedness sections on this page, you will learn about ETSU's recommended 
actions during specific disasters, and be equipped with the knowledge to deal with
a disaster before, during, and after it strikes. 


All students, faculty, staff should familiarize themselves with the university's general emergency procedures. They are posted in all ETSU buildings. These procedures give students, faculty, and staff specific information about what to do in the event of fire, severe weather, power outages, and hazardous material releases. The posting also provides specific procedures to follow for building evacuation and response to the GoldAlert emergency notification system. The example to the left are posted emergency procedures from Burgin E Dossett Hall.  

Opportunities for Student Involvement:


Register for approved East Tennessee State University emergency communications and other important information via text message and email, hosted by Rave Mobile Safety.

You can opt out of GoldAlert text messages at any time by texting STOP to 67283 or 226787.


Preparedness Links

American Red Cross

National Flood Insurance Plan

National Weather Service, Morristown, TN

NWS Weather Safety


Washington County/Johnson City
Emergency Management Agency



Johnson City Police Department

Johnson City Fire Department

Emergency Phone Numbers


ETSU Mental Health Emergency
and Help Line
(423) 439-4841

Environmental Health & Safety

(423) 439-6028

Public Safety
(423) 439-4480

Safe Voyage Shuttle: 
(423) 914-5940

(423) 439-7900

(423) 439-1000


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