Author Archives: Jennifer Kazmierczak

Emergency Preparedness at Middlebury

While an active threat on campus, also called active shooter or armed threat, is unlikely, the results of such an incident can be tragic.  Middlebury College has therefore approved a community education program created by members of the college’s Emergency Management Team to provide you with guidance on preparing your personal safety plan should the worst occur.

Emergency Preparedness At Middlebury:  A Community Education Program is scheduled for Wednesday, March 2nd from 12:30 to 1:00 PM in Axinn 100.  Students, faculty and staff are welcome to attend.  The 30 minute program will include an overview of emergency planning and preparedness at Middlebury.  Emergency Management Team members Melody Perkins (Public Safety) and Jennifer Kazmierczak (Environmental Health and Safety) are the presenters.  There will be an opportunity for individual questions after the presentation.

COLLEGE DRIVER’S LICENSE HOLDERS – ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE AND WINTER TRAVEL POLICY INFO

This is an update for all Middlebury College Driver’s License holders. Please review the following important information.

Roadside Assistance
Middlebury College has selected the National Automobile Club as our roadside assistance provider. If you are driving a Middlebury rental vehicle and require service (including towing, jump starts, tire change, lockouts, fuel delivery, mechanical issues), call Fleet Rescue at (800)328-7272. Service is available anytime, day or night. No cash outlay is required. All Middlebury rental vehicles have detailed Fleet Rescue instructions located in the vehicle for reference.

Winter Travel Policy
Winter driving conditions require increased caution and attentiveness in conjunction with good judgment to help ensure safety for you and your passengers. Failure to follow these practices may result in the suspension or revocation of your Middlebury Driver’s License.

  • Drivers are responsible for monitoring weather reports and travel advisories beginning 48 hours prior to departure and regularly during travel. Please note the following links:
    o Vermont 511: http://vtransmaps.vermont.gov/VTrans511/511live.htm
    o NOAA Eastern Region Headquarters: http://www.erh.noaa.gov/
    o NOAA National Map: http://www.weather.gov/
  • If NOAA issues a Warning/Advisory for the travel area, drivers are responsible for determining an alternate travel plan. Options may include cancelling or postponing the trip, modifying departure/return times or using public transportation.
  • If a NOAA warning or advisory is in effect for student organization travel, the driver must consult with their advisor or cluster manager to review alternate travel plans. If the student is unable to reach their cluster manager, they should contact Public Safety at (802) 443-5133.
  • Completely clear ALL vehicle windows of condensation, frost, snow or ice before beginning to drive. Make sure your headlights are clear.
  • Give yourself extra time to reach your destination.
  • Increase your following distance behind other vehicles to compensate for reduced reaction times and longer braking distances.
  • Increase your visibility to others. Use your headlights to ensure your vehicle is visible to other drivers.

FIRST AID AND CPR CLASS OFFERED ON THURSDAY JANUARY 28TH

Do you know how to save a life?  Want to brush up on your first aid skills?

All students, faculty and staff are invited to take an American Heart Association certified First Aid and CPR class (including use of automated external defibrillator), offered free of charge, on Thursday, January 28th.  The class runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will be held in Mitchell Green Lounge.

Email jkazmierczak@middlebury.edu to sign up.

Active Threat: How to Respond

While an active threat on campus, also called active shooter or armed threat, is unlikely, the results of such an incident can be tragic.  Middlebury College has therefore approved a community education program created by members of the college’s Emergency Management Team to provide you with guidance on preparing your personal safety plan should the worst occur.

Active Threat Response:  A Community Education and Preparedness Program is scheduled for Tuesday, September 29th from 12:30 to 1:00 PM in Axinn 232.  Students, faculty and staff are welcome to attend.  The 30 minute program will include an overview of emergency planning and preparedness at Middlebury.  Emergency Management Team members Melody Perkins (Public Safety) and Jennifer Kazmierczak (Environmental Health and Safety) are the presenters.  There will be an opportunity for individual questions after the presentation.

First Aid and CPR Class Offered on May 11

Do you know how to save a life?  Want to brush up on your first aid skills?

All students, faculty and staff are invited to take an American Heart Association certified First Aid and CPR class (including use of automated external defibrillator), offered free of charge, on Monday, May 11th.  The class runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will be held in the McCullough Crest Room.

Email jkazmierczak@middlebury.edu to sign up.

ACTIVE THREAT: HOW TO RESPOND

While an active threat on campus, also called active shooter or armed threat, is unlikely, the results of such an incident can be tragic.  Middlebury College has therefore approved a community education program created by members of the college’s Emergency Planning and Preparedness team to provide you with guidance on preparing your personal safety plan should the worst occur.

Active Threat Response:  A Community Education and Preparedness Program will be presented to all faculty, staff and students during the 2014-2015 academic year.  Emergency Preparedness team members Melody Perkins (Public Safety) and Jennifer Kazmierczak (Environmental Health and Safety) are the presenters.

An employee session is scheduled for Friday, May 8th from 10:00 to 10:30 AM in Axinn 232.  The 30 minute program will include an overview of emergency planning and preparedness at Middlebury.  There will be an opportunity for individual questions after the presentation.

ACTIVE THREAT: HOW TO RESPOND

While an active threat on campus, also called active shooter or armed threat, is unlikely, the results of such an incident can be tragic.  Middlebury College has therefore approved a community education program created by members of the college’s Emergency Planning and Preparedness team to provide you with guidance on preparing your personal safety plan should the worst occur.

Active Threat Response:  A Community Education and Preparedness Program will be presented to all faculty, staff and students during the 2014-2015 academic year.  Emergency Preparedness team members Melody Perkins (Public Safety) and Jennifer Kazmierczak (Environmental Health and Safety) are the presenters.

An employee session is scheduled for Wednesday, April 8th from 11:30 AM to noon in Axinn 232.  The 30 minute program will include an overview of emergency planning and preparedness at Middlebury.  There will be an opportunity for individual questions after the presentation.

ACTIVE THREAT: HOW TO RESPOND

While an active threat on campus, also called active shooter or armed threat, is unlikely, the results of such an incident can be tragic.  Middlebury College has therefore approved a community education program created by members of the college’s Emergency Planning and Preparedness team to provide you with guidance on preparing your personal safety plan should the worst occur.

Active Threat Response:  A Community Education and Preparedness Program will be presented to all faculty, staff and students during the 2014-2015 academic year.  Emergency Preparedness team members Melody Perkins (Public Safety) and Jennifer Kazmierczak (Environmental Health and Safety) are the presenters.

Employee sessions are scheduled for Tuesday, March 24th from 9:30 to 10:00 AM and Wednesday, April 8th from 11:30 AM to noon. Both sessions will be held in Axinn 232.  The 30 minute program will include an overview of emergency planning and preparedness at Middlebury.  There will be an opportunity for individual questions after the presentation.

Learn CPR and First Aid Skills FOR FREE on Wednesday March 4th

Do you know how to save a life?  Want to brush up on your first aid skills?

All students, faculty and staff are invited to take an American Heart Association certified First Aid and CPR class (including use of automated external defibrillator), offered free of charge, on Wednesday, March 4th.  The class runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will be held in Mitchell Green Lounge.

Email jkazmierczak@middlebury.edu to sign up.

Learn CPR and First Aid Skills FOR FREE on August 19th

Do you know how to save a life?  Want to brush up on your first aid skills?

All students, faculty and staff are invited to take an American Heart Association certified First Aid and CPR class, offered free of charge, on Tuesday August 19th.  The class runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will be held in Axinn 220.

Email jkazmierczak@middlebury.edu to sign up.