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 threatened or actual emergencies— whether they be natural disasters or man-made crises. 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?
The Emergency Management Program at CSUN is a dynamic process that incorporates the Emergency Management Cycle of Mitigation.
Mitigation: Identifying risks and taken action to eliminate or reduce the life and property related to an act that cannot be prevented.
Preparedness: Developing emergency plans, acquiring and preparing of supplies and equipment, training in response and personal preparedness techniques.
Response: Actions taken to effectively contain and resolve the emergency or disaster.
Recovery: The effort to restore life to its previous and social and economic level. Planning, though critical, is not the only component of our program. Personal preparedness and response training, conducting drills, testing equipment and coordinating activities with the community are other important functions.