Campus Emergency Preparedness
Each classroom should have a 2017 Emergency Survival Guide posted in their classroom as well as the Emergency Guide (red flip chart). Email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will deliver you hard copies.
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 Emergency Videos page you will find VIDEOS, ACTIVITIES and other IMPORTANT information on how to act when confronted with a serious situation. Share with your friends, colleagues, faculty and students.
WHAT TO DO: DANGEROUS SITUATIONS, SUCH AS A PERSON WITH A GUN, OR OTHER WEAPON.
RUN. HIDE. FIGHT.
- If the threat is NEAR YOU and YOU CAN ESCAPE:
- RUN away if possible, away from the threat
- If the threat is near you and YOU CANNOT ESCAPE:
- HIDE - Find a secure room and LOCK THE DOOR:
- Put any big object in front of the door to prevent entry.
- Turn off the lights and silence off all electronic devices
- HIDE behind furniture and be a quiet as possible.
- Wait for University Police to release you from your position.
- If you CANNOT (SAFELY) LOCK THE DOOR nor ESCAPE:Do everything you can to survive until Police respond. Hide as best you can, but be prepared to disarm the threat:
- Two to five persons (Attack Team) should be just inside the door to knock down the weapon and push the shooter to the floor and disarm.
- Set a table up on its side by the door to block a clear view of the room from the door.
- Set a chair or desk by the door to slow the approach and help trip the attacker, then darken the room as much as possible.
- As the attacker enters, throw something to the opposite side of the room to distract the shooter from the Attack Team's location.
- Other persons in the room should stay away from the entrance "line of sight" to avoid gunfire.
- When Police enter the room, show your hands and follow their instructions carefully.
LEARN MOREFEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) has an informative 45-minute on-line course on Active Shooter Situations that everyone should take. Go to: http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/IS907.asp)
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
GAS PIPELINE INFORMATIONThe 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 INFORMATIONThe 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.
For more information, please see Annual Security Report.