Emergency Management

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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?

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 A Message About Emergency Procedures at CSUN

Emergency procedures in place at CSUN provide guidance in what to do in an emergency, including an active shooter incident.  The emergency desk references for students, faculty, and staff are available on-line and hard copy.  These desk references discuss a variety of emergency situations and procedures.  Specifically, in an active shooter emergency, remember the following:

Get Out!  When you hear gunshots, don’t second guess the situation.  Get out immediately if at all possible.  If you are out in the open, take cover or run away in a zig zag pattern.

Hide Out!  Find a location, lock or blockade the door, turn off the lights, spread out with others in the room and make a plan.

Help Out! Help the injured as best you can until help arrives.  Remain calm and quiet and be a calming influence for others.

Fight! If neither running nor hiding is a safe option, as a last resort, when confronted by the shooter, consider trying to disrupt or incapacitate the shooter. This can be done by using aggressive force such as using items in the environment to throw at a shooter (fire extinguisher, chair, backpacks, etc.).  This is a life/death situation in which your “survival mindset” must take over!

Additionally, the Department of Police Services will utilize redundant methods of communication to send emergency messages and updates via email, voicemail, text, social media posts and emergency signage.

CSUN Great ShakeOut Drill & ShakeOutFest

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 9:30am to 12:30pm

Damaged Oviatt Library

In Southern California, we need to be prepared for earthquakes. Join millions of people around the world by practicing DROP, COVER, AND HOLD ON at 10:19 a.m.  Learn about what goes into an emergency kit and how to start a personal and family emergency plan with Lisa Curtis, CSUN Department of Police Services Emergency Manager, between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at the ShakeOut Fest in North Sierra Quad. CSUN will test emergency alert systems to remind everyone to participate.  Read more

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