Creating All-Weather Hazard Plans for Outdoor Campus Activities

Join this free webinar on April 13 to learn how to create all-weather hazard plans for campus activities ranging from small functions to large athletic events and rallies.

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Students, staff, faculty and visitors spend large portions of their day on our campuses outdoors, exposed to the elements while participating in hundreds of events, including competitions, fairs, camps, parades, and field research. With dangerous weather still the number one threat to our campuses, being weather aware and understanding what to do before dangerous weather strikes are critical to a comprehensive campus safety plan.

In this webinar, Dr. Kevin Kloesel, the meteorologist for the University of Oklahoma’s Department of Campus Safety, will provide resources needed to create all-weather hazard plans for campus activities ranging from small-donor functions to large athletic events. Each webinar participant will be acclimated to the current research in weather hazard occurrence, detection, situational awareness tools, and sheltering protocols.

The webinar will also include instructions on how to find and engage meteorological professionals in your area to help you with your weather alerting needs.

Speaker:

Dr. Kevin Kloesel, University Meteorologist, Department of Campus Safety, University of Oklahoma

Dr. Kevin Kloesel is responsible for providing weather forecasts and weather safety information to the OU Department of Campus Safety before, during, and after weather threats. He also provides support to the OU Executive Policy Group in severe and winter weather situations in order to facilitate campus protection and closure decisions.

Kevin is a certified Oklahoma emergency manager and serves as a weather content expert for the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security and the Event Safety Alliance, and provides leadership on delivering weather safety support to the nation through the American Meteorological Society.

In addition, Kevin serves as Director of the Oklahoma Climatological Survey (OCS). OCS is charged with providing weather and climate data, analysis, and expertise to stakeholders and decision-makers throughout the state of Oklahoma.

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