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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 Augusta University Health during disasters and emergency situations through a comprehensive, risk-based emergency preparedness platform.

What can CEPaR do for you?

Emergency Planning Services

  • Department Emergency Preparedness Plan (DEPP)
  • Business Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP)

Emergency Response Training

  • Active Shooter
  • Weather Events
  • Home Preparedness
  • Evacuation and Med Sled
  • Disaster Life Support
  • Stop the Bleed
  • Decontamination

Contact Us


Summerville Campus

Public Safety

2500 Walton Way
Augusta, GA 30904



Community Alerts


Guides and Plans

University Critical Event Guide

Medical Center Critical Event Guide

Emergency Operations Plan

Tips for First Responders

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CEPaR News

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In photos: 9/11 ceremony at Augusta University

The city of Augusta and Augusta University held a ceremony Saturday at the Douglas Barnard Amphitheater commemorating the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

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Augusta University, city come together to commemorate 20th anniversary of 9/11

The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation 5K will begin at 8:46 a.m.

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What’s happening at Augusta University? Week of Sept. 6-12

Story ideas this week at Augusta University include the annual Tunnel to Towers 5K, new opportunities for cybersecurity students and a continued push for COVID-19 vaccinations.

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Augusta University Ham Radio Club looks for right frequency to connect with students

Amateur radio is a popular hobby and service that brings people, electronics and communication together.

Meet Our Team

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Joe Webber

  • CEPaR Director


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E. Denise Cooper

  • Critical Event Operations Specialist


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John Francis Ryan, CHEC

  • CEPaR Coordinator


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Milton Birdsong, BS

  • CEPaR Coordinator