Emergency Preparedness

For information during an emergency, go to www.uab.edu/emergency

UAB Emergency Management coordinates emergency preparedness and response to critical incidents that occur or impact the campus community. UAB takes a comprehensive approach to preparedness that involves many departments and individuals that work together to ensure the institution is prepared to respond to emergencies.

UAB maintains an Emergency Operations Plan that outlines the roles and responsibilities of university officials and details the university's capacity to provide emergency support functions to the campus and medical center.


B-Alert RegistrationUAB's primary concern during any emergency or severe weather situation is the safety of its students, faculty, staff and visitors.

UAB’s diverse community requires multiple, overlapping means of communicating with the campus, including direct, live communication from UAB Police officers at the scene of an emergency. Communications plans are reviewed frequently to consider alternatives and enhancements in technology.

During any actual emergency or severe weather situation, www.uab.edu/emergency will be the official source of UAB information. In addition, the UAB Emergency Management Team will use B-ALERT, the university’s emergency notification system, to communicate through voice calls, SMS text messages and e-mails to the entire campus all at the same time. B-ALERT also integrates with Facebook and Twitter.

The UAB Severe Weather & Emergency Hotline at 205-934-2165
 will be updated as appropriate to provide official updates on the university's and UAB Hospital's opening and closing status.