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Emergency Management

 The Office of Emergency Management is a unit of the Department of Police Services that is charged with coordinating all activities needed to prepare for and respond to both natural and man-made emergency situations.  The responsibility for a campus emergency management program as required in California State University Executive Order #1056, has been delegated to the Department of Police Services.  The Department is responsible for the implementation and maintenance of an emergency management system program on campus and the development and implementation of programs and projects in emergency planning, training, response and recovery. What is Emergency Management?

Visit our Preparedness Events Page for information on our nationally recognized, award winning Personal Preparedness Programs

 Fall 2016 Updates

Did you see or hear today's emergency notification systems test on campus? Help us evaluate the effectiveness of the systems by filling out an evaluation!

Great ShakeOut 2016: Earthquake Preparedness Day

Join millions of people around the world by participating in this year's Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill. At 10:20AM on Thursday (10/20) we will be activating select emergency notification systems to remind you to Drop, Cover, and Hold On wherever you may be on campus. We'll also be holding a lunchtime workshop specifically on earthquake preparedness, and the Geology Department will be hosting their ShakeOut Festival on the Sierra Quad from 9AM - 2PM. We encourage you to take action and prepare for earthquakes today! For more information on ways to prepare, check out the ShakeOut website.

Zombie Preparedness Scavenger Hunt

Join us for the second annual CSUN Zombie Preparedness Scavenger Hunt and walk with the "walking dead!" You will collect free preparedness supplies, meet some zombies, and enter to win our grand prizes. Remember, if you're ready for the Zombie Apocalypse, you're ready for anything! Click here for more information.

 Careers in Emergency Management Panel

Emergency Managers plan for disasters and help coordinate police, fire, hazmat, and sheltering response when natural hazards strike! While FEMA is the best known agency in this field, there are thousands of emergency preparedness professionals working in the private sector, local government and non-profit organizations across the country. Register here!

Join us for an informative Q&A with local Disaster Management professionals and gain tips on how to break into this growing industry.   


Building Evacuation Drills & Building Marshal Training

We have recently developed a plan to ensure that all buildings on campus receive building evacuation drills at least once over the next 18 months, with the goal of establishing drills as an annual occurrence. Planning building evacuation drills requires the support of the departments and occupants in each building, this includes the designation of Building Marshals and Principal Building Marshals for every building on campus. Building Marshals are required to attend a general, basic training session before building specific planning and training can begin. We encourage you to volunteer to assist with evacuations as a Building Marshal and/or to assist with recruiting additional Building Marshals in your area. For more information on the Building Marshal Program please click here. Upcoming training dates:

  • Tuesday, November 1st 12-1PM
  • Tuesday, February 14th 12-1PM
  • Thursday, April 13th 12-1PM

All sessions will be facilitated by Emergency Preparedness Manager Jenny Novak and will take place in DPS 212. Registration is available through the myNorthridge portal under Employee Learning & Training.

For a complete list of Department of Police Services Events and Workshops click the Events link.

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