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Critical Event Preparedness and Response

The Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response provides leadership, support, and training to reduce the disruption of service and loss of life and property by developing mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery strategies for Augusta University and Georgia Regents Health System during disasters and emergency situations through a comprehensive, risk-based emergency preparedness platform.

To contact the Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response, call 706-667-4207.

Services include:

  • Developing Emergency Operation Plans and emergency response documents
  • Assisting departments with Business Continuity Plans
  • Providing training to departments and groups to include CEPaR, Active Shooter, and DECON


Who We Are

Jasper Cooke  Jasper Cooke
  Summerville Campus PSS 116

E. Denise Cooper  E. Denise Cooper
  Critical Event Operations Specialist
  Summerville Campus PSS 119
Joe Webber  Joe Webber
  Critical Event Preparedness and Response Coordinator
  Summerville Campus PSS 113

Kevin Wells  Kevin Wells
  Senior Emergency Management Technician
  Summerville Campus PSS 112

CERT Training Pictures

Be Prepared

Ebola Awareness

If you are considering traveling to Ebola-affected countries, closely monitor travel advisories. Those travel advisories can be found at the U.S. Department of State, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Georgia Department of Public Health.

While there is no direct prohibition against traveling to affected areas, safety is our top priority, and students, faculty, and staff are expected to contact CEPaR Director Jasper Cooke at (706) 667-4207 prior to traveling to, or returning from, an affected area. Cooke can advise on the most recent travel policies and procedures.

Lastly, we do ask that if you or a loved one has traveled to west Africa and you experience symptoms associated with the Ebola virus, that you visit the GRMC Emergency Department where medical professionals have been trained to screen for the virus.

National Ebola Training & Education Center


Transparent Panel for Emergency Use