The CATWatch Coordinators are an important part of UVM's response to emergencies. CATWatch Coordinators are primarily "fire wardens" or "floor wardens" who act appropriately and professionally when an emergency occurs, and provide an identifiable point of contact for the exchange of information about an emergency.
University of Vermont buildings are equipped with a variety of fire protection systems. These systems provide for the safety of the occupants, and tampering with these systems is a civil or criminal offense.
The University of Vermont has a robust emergency management program, including planning and emergency notification. For more information about current campus emergencies, emergency notification, planning, and preparedness, visit UVM Emergency Management.
University of Vermont buildings are equipped with portable fire extinguishers. For a printable guide to fire extinguisher use, click here. Physical Plant's Life Safety Systems staff check fire extinguishers monthly.
The UVM Department of Risk Management and Safety, in collaboration with UVM Police Services, are pleased to offer the CATWatch program. This program supports the planning efforts of campus departments for a variety of emergencies that may arise and require immediate response. As with any safety program, the institution's responsibilities for emergency planning can only be met with help and participation from departments across campus.