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.

Disaster Ready - Earthquake Preparation, Response, and Recovery

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 12:30pm to 1:25pm

Overpass at earthquake

This earthquake-specific course will focus on what to do before, during, and after an earthquake to support personal and family safety.  The course will include personal action-items participants can take home to secure furniture and wall hangings, plan for turning off gas and water utilities, creating a family emergency kit, and develop a family plan of communication and reunification.  Read more

Disaster Ready Kids!

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 12:30pm to 1:25pm

Disaster ready kids

Preparing for emergencies should not fall on your shoulders alone. Young children and teens alike need to be part of the process — for their own safety and sense of empowerment. Participants will learn to work together to build an emergency kit, sit down as a family to talk about your communications plan, role-play what you would do during a disaster, and hold fire drills in your house.   Read more

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