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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

Health worker does a BP check at a health clinic

Costa Layman Health Fair provides medical care for farmworkers while giving students valuable experience

This year’s event provided services to more than 90% of the farmworkers who volunteered to participate in the event.

Emergency personnel escort an actor portraying a victim out of a school

Augusta University, community partners test emergency preparedness with active shooter training

Augusta University and several community partners recently held a drill to test resources and responses during an emergency situation.

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In photos: 9/11 ceremony at Augusta University

The city of Augusta and Augusta University held a ceremony on Sept. 10 to commemorate the 9/11 attacks.

Men and women running

Augusta University, city collaborate to remember anniversary of 9/11

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

Meet Our Team

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Joe Webber

  • CEPaR Director


photo of E. Denise Cooper

E. Denise Cooper

  • Critical Event Operations Specialist


photo of John Francis Ryan, CHEC

John Francis Ryan, CHEC

  • CEPaR Coordinator


photo of Milton Birdsong, BS

Milton Birdsong, BS

  • CEPaR Coordinator