An exceptionally dry season combined with low humidity and high winds has led to ideal conditions for wildfires, which have recently impacted Central Florida and which are expected to continue throughout the state.
Landscape & Natural Resources, in collaboration with the Department of Security and Emergency Management, regularly monitors local conditions and takes preventative measures to mitigate fires in the natural areas of campus.
The UCF team includes trained professionals who are well equipped and experienced in dealing with wildfires and who work closely with state fire and forestry officials.
In the event of an imminent or actual emergency, students and faculty and staff members will be updated via UCF Alert. UCF Alert contact information can be updated via myUCF, and more information is available here: http://www.emergency.ucf.edu
As UCF continues to take precautions, we encourage you to stay aware of local road conditions and to not take chances in the event a fire is impacting your area.
UCF Environmental Health & Safety also offers these practical fire safety tips:
To watch a video with more about UCF’s fire preparations, visit https://youtu.be/HrDfkbvtBgM.