Environmental Health and Public Safety

This web site is your resource for up to date information about preparedness, safety, and security.  We are your Police and Fire department on campus, and we are the REM teams that help train you to keep you safe and in compliance with the many rules and regulations that govern a large research campus.

We offer a wide variety of training programs, from fire prevention to alcohol awareness to choosing the proper personal protective equipment.  Click on one of the departments below, or send us a note at EHPS@purdue.edu to request training tailored to your departmental needs.  

EHPS Safety Video Click the link to learn more about campus safety directly from the EHPS team.

Public safety

police fire emergency preparedness    

Safety, Compliance, and Environmental Health

Radiological and Environmental Management fire protection and special services Environmental Regulatory Compliance

Enhancements to public safety:

Emergency Alert Beacons:  These beacons have lights and an alarm, which will activate in the event of an emergency. There is also a screen on these boxes that display the same Purdue ALERT message that the police department sends via text message to campus subscribers.  A short operational video can be found here.  Procedures to request the purchase and installation of an Alert Beacon are located here.

Door locks:  Inside locking mechanisms have been installed in nearly all campus classrooms.

Twitter: Purdue’s emergency twitter account (@purdueemergency) is integrated with the Purdue ALERT text message, so parents, vendors and contractors, as well as the general public, can receive the emergency messages sent to campus subscribers.  Sign up instructions can be found here.

Digital Signs: Over 200 digital signs around campus will display the same Purdue ALERT message that the police department sends via text message to campus subscribers.

Desktop pop-up alerts: University-owned desktop computers in classrooms and computer labs have the capability to display pop-up windows with the Purdue ALERT message. Most campus computers receive these messages.    A short operational video can be found here.

All-hazards awareness training options: The Campus Emergency Preparedness and Planning Office continues to offer online training sessions for students, faculty, and staff through WebCert & Brightspace. Virtual training sessions for campus departments/groups are available upon request. To schedule a virtual training session contact the department directly by Phone: (765) 494-0446 or Email: jfhowells@purdue.edu 

Emergency call center: As part of Purdue’s Crisis Communication plan Purdue has engaged an outside vendor to assist with calls to campus after a level 1 emergency. If activated, this call center will be available 24/7 to accept and provide information. This call center has the ability to take inbound calls and to make outbound calls regarding information about an incident on campus. Translation is available for 140 languages and operators are trained mental health professionals.

Visit the Emergency Preparedness and Planning Office page for additional information.