The holidays are fun, but think of safety, too

The holidays are fun, but think of safety, too

The holidays are fun, but think of safety, too


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The holiday season has begun, and Safety Administrator Alfred Garrido would like to share some safety tips on campus, at home and in our island community.

Know emergency numbers to call:

On campus, the number for Security is 671-888-2456.

If it’s an emergency beyond our campus, call 911.

Decorating safety

• If using an artificial holiday tree and lighting, ensure it is fire-resistant.
• Never overload any electrical source.
• Replace light sets that have broken or cracked sockets or missing components.
• Never use frayed or broken extension cords or wires.
• Turn off all lights and decorations when you go to bed or leave the house.

Your personal safety

• Travel using a buddy system.
• Always be aware of your surroundings - Look around, stay aware of what is going on around you.
• Carry a cell phone.
• Be prepared to take pictures or videos of any incident. If necessary, take note of license plate numbers, suspicious individuals, and any pertinent information needed for a report.
• Keep your purse or wallet close to your body.
• Don't take your money out until asked and don’t flash a lot of cash.
• Save your receipts and monitor your credit card activity.
• Be patient when looking for a parking space or traveling on the roadway.
• Park your vehicle in a well-lit area.
• Don’t leave anything valuable in your car.
• Store bags out of sight, and when they’re in your vehicle, place in your trunk if possible.

COVID safety during the holidays

• Proper mask-wearing and physical distancing are still recommended.
• Wash hands frequently.
• Get medical care if you feel ill.

For more information, contact:
UOG Safety Administrator Alfred Garrido
Office: +1 (671) 735-2372