Campus Emergency Preparedness
What to do when confronted with a violent situation
Unfortunately, schools and colleges have been targets of violence, but we can be informed of the procedures and expectations before, during, and after such events to help us minimize the impact and avoid harm. Check out these FIVE important steps.
1. SPEAK UP! If you see or hear something that is suspicious or just doesn't seem right to you, CALL THE POLICE! You may have just saved a life!
2. FLEE! GO! MOVE!
When danger is near, get away as quickly as possible, in whatever manner you can. Creating distance between you and danger is the best strategy to keep you from harm.
3. HIDE, LOCK or BARRICADE and BE QUIET
If, for whatever reason you cannot get away, then try to keep danger away from you. LOCK the door, or at least BARRICADE it. Make it difficult for someone to reach you. Then BE QUIET. Silence your phone. HIDE.
4. BE PREPARED TO PROTECT YOURSELF
This is difficult but could be necessary. Fight back with whatever you have, as your life may depend on it.
5. GET INFORMED
On the Shelter in Place/Dangerous Situation page, you will find VIDEOS, ACTIVITIES and other IMPORTANT information on how to act when confronted with this situation. Share with your friends, colleagues, faculty and students.
WANT A CAREER IN HELPING OTHERS?
The Red Cross is an internationally recognized relief agency. Watch this video to see the tremendous work they do, as seen in the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. 8 minutes long and worth every minute -- great video to show students who want to work for relief agencies, too.
- Wonder what would happen if the "BIG ONE" struck? Watch this video of a simulated 7.8 earthquake, directed by Theo Alexopoulos, 2008.
- Earthquakes around the world--See what 2011 looked like in other parts of the world. In Japanese, but LOOK at the video! What happened on Feb 11?
EMERGENCY NOTIFICATIONS have been recognized as a vital part of keeping the campus community abreast of emergency events. Make sure you look at your information (especially email and phone information) and keep it up to date.
GAS PIPELINE INFORMATION
The Gas Company website has some important information regarding Gas Pipeline Safety. Look under "Stay Safe." Their site also contains gas safety tips and emergency information for consumers.
HOMELAND SECURITY INFORMATION
The Department of Homeland Security has developed a National Terrorism Advisory System to effectively communicate information about terrorist threats.
Click HERE to go to their site that lists the current national threat level. Here are some tips for your response to these levels at CSUF.
I AM A DISASTER SERVICE WORKER! And so are YOU!
Watch this video to learn what it means to be a Disaster Service Worker (ALL state employees are!) and what you may be called upon to do during a disaster.
This site has been updated with lots of information to help us prepare for any disaster. There is still much to be completed, but if you don't see something you need, please contact the Emergency Management Coordinator. Thanks!