APRIL CAMPUS-WIDE EXERCISE: Evacuation
No one likes to have their carefully planned out activity to be disrupted, but disruptions, whether planned exercises or completely unexpected, can and will happen. So, the best strategy to know how to stop and restart what you are doing BEFORE it happens. In fact, you should
PRE-PLANNING is the key to taking away stress and keeping control of the situation and includes:
- What an emergency signal is: It can be an alarm, announcement, or direction from faculty or administrator.
- How to react: If an alarm, STOP what you are doing, quickly collect your purse or backpack, then head for the exit and your designated evacuation area.
- Where to go: At the start of every new employee's work and at the beginning of every semester, note the evacuation routes from the room or classroom and the evacuation area for the building. (The Emergency Preparedness website has an evacuation map and a document you can link to your syllabus!)
- What to do: As an office or class, you may decide to meet at a certain place in the evacuation area where you can discuss your next options.
- Plan now: Always have a plan B and C in case plan A doesn't work.
TEST DISRUPTIONS! It doesn't have to be a bad thing. CLICK HERE for some suggestions on some test stopping and re-starting techniques.
Please CLICK HERE for Shelter IN Place information, activities and videos on what to do when confronted with a dangerous situation .
- When an earthquake strikes, remember to DROP, COVER AND HOLD ON!
- See what to do in your office, home or outdoors.This is what you need to know when driving your car.
- 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 to show students to inspire them to work for relief agencies, too.
Get Ready for the GREAT SHAKE OUT 2013: Thursday, October 17, 10:17 AM
- See what happened for the GREAT SHAKEOUT 2012! Photos, videos and links to Great ShakeOut Messages (if you missed any!)
- Wonder what would happen if the "BIG ONE" struck? Watch this video of a simulated 7.8 earthquake.
- The "RING OF FIRE" is pretty quiet here --See what 2011 looked like in other parts of the ring. Others are shaking - why aren't we?
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.
Events that remind us to prepare:
FOLLOW THE BLOG: Continue Sue's views on Emergency Preparedness on her blog at SuesENews.blogspot.com
GAS PIPELINE INFORMATION: See this document from the Gas Company regarding Gas Pipeline Safety.
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!