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Are you ‘zombie ready’? Surviving a zombie attack, or any other kind of emergency or disaster, is all about being prepared. If zombies were to descend upon Chapel Hill, would you be ready? Do you have an emergency kit ready with food, water, medications and other supplies? Have you made an emergency plan with your family and friends, so you know who to contact or where to gather? Do you know how to assist someone who is bleeding or how to extinguish a fire?

On Sept. 22, keep an eye out for zombies roaming campus and join us in the Pit at the Zombie Preparedness Festival to learn more about how to prepare for a zombie attack and emergencies of all kinds. Campus departments, student groups and local partners will provide hands-on demonstrations and share information on safety and emergency preparedness.

All attendees will receive a festival passport. Get your passport stamped at various tables, turn it in for a free t-shirt (while supplies last), and be entered to win additional prizes!

In the event of inclement weather, the festival will be held in the Great Hall in the Frank Porter Graham Student Union.

Special Thanks

We would like to give special thanks to the partners that helped make the Zombie Preparedness Festival possible!

  • Original Hollywood Horror Show
  • Insomnia Cookies
  • Pepsi
  • Carolina Athletics
  • Carolina Dining Services
  • Carolina Union Event Services
  • Gillings School of Global Public Health
  • UNC General Alumni Association
  • Institutional Integrity and Risk Management
  • The Rams Club
  • Underground Printing
  • Chick-Fil-A
  • Home Depot
  • Jersey Mike’s

Zombie Preparedness Festival Exhibitors

Zombie Preparedness Demonstrations
Organization Demonstration
Carolina Dining Services Cooking gourmet with emergency food supplies and food safety
UNC Police Self-defense
EHS Fire Safety and Chapel Hill Fire Department Fire extinguishers, home cooking fire demonstration
North Carolina Office of State Fire Marshal Sprinkler trailer *Demonstration will take place on Polk Place, 12:15 p.m.*
Chapel Hill Police Department Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) simulator, impaired googles
Orange County Emergency Management What is in an emergency kit
Orange County Emergency Medical Services Compression-only CPR
Orange County Sheriff’s Office DUI simulator
Orange County Fire and Life Safety Virtual reality goggle fire safety in sprinkler building demonstration
North Carolina State Highway Patrol What should be in a roadside emergency kit
Campus EMS Zombie bite bandaging and wound care
Stop the Bleed / ACERIP Zombie bite tourniquet and bleeding control
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