Campus Emergency Preparedness

2016 Great ShakeOut!  Be prepared to act when an earthquake strikes.

Since we live in "earthquake country" we must know what to do when an earthquake shake us. Although we don't know when the "Big One" will occur, we can be ready to survive and survive well.

Earthquake damage in LA 1994
Drop Cover and Hold on during an earthquake

Prepare Now
Think about what you would do during an earthquake and prepare to act. Be aware of your surroundings so you know how to act when the earth shakes.  If the earthquake is severe enough, you could be stranded either at school, at home or in your car -- possibly for hours to days, so keep a kit at home AND in your car.

Do the right thing when the earthquake shakes you.
Even during minor earthquakes, anything that is not attached to the wall or floor can become dislodged and drop to the ground.  Heavy or pointed items are especially dangerous to your head.  Powerful earthquakes can also throw you from side to side so you need to hang to something solid.  This is when you remember:  DROP, COVER AND HOLD ON!

After the Quake
Earthquakes, no matter their size, are often frightening.  The worst thing that people do is run outside.  Evacuations are certainly an option, but they should be done only when instructed to do so, or if you feel it is safer to leave the structure than stay in it.  Then check with others around you to see if they need help.

However, remember that if the structure you are in seems stable, it is usually better to stay inside.  Inside a building in a controlled environment is often better than to go outside where you are exposed to unknown hazards and conditions.

There's an app for that!
The iFullerton app has NEW features for Emergency Preparedness, How to Respond to a variety of situations and Weather.  Check it out now to help to get you prepared today!

FOR MORE INFORMATION on earthquake and general preparedness, go to this page of emergency preparedness.

IMPORTANT:  Make sure your emergency information is up to date so that you can receive emergency text and email notifications.


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.


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.


 See this documentPDF File Opens in new window  from the Gas Company regarding Gas Pipeline Safety.


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.Opens in new window  Here are some tips for your response to these levels at CSUF.

Workers receiving assignments


Watch this video to learn what it means to be a Disaster Service WorkerOpens in new window  (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!