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Emergency Planning strives towards creating a campus culture of resilience and preparedness for emergencies and other disruptions. By providing training and awareness to our campus community, Emergency Planning aims to achieve a state of readiness across the University.

Emergency Planning

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For Police, Fire or Medical Emergencies, Call or Text 911, then call Campus Safety Services at 408-554-4444.

Learn more about ShakeAlert: An Earthquake Early Warning System for the West Coast of the United States. Download the MyShake App iOS or Android to receive these early warnings on your smartphone.

During an active threat incident, you will receive an SCU Bronco Alert to LOCKDOWN. During an environmental emergency, you will receive an an SCU Bronco Alert to SHELTER IN PLACE. How are these two different? Review this graphic for a comparison.

Phases of EM v2

Emergency Planning develops, implements, and continuously improves a comprehensive campus emergency management program.

The program is based on fire and occupational health and safety regulations and standards, California Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS), National Incident Management System (NIMS), the Clery Act, and accepted emergency planning and management professional practices, operating under the umbrella of the campus Emergency Operations Plan (EOP).

Overall Goals:

  • Evolve and adapt current practices to keep with industry standards.
  • Build a working culture of resiliency and readiness across the University.
  • Partner with key stakeholders to build a foundation of expertise for response and recovery.
  • Ensure that known hazards are mitigated as best as possible prior to an emergency occurring.
  • Ensure plans and assets are in place to effectively respond to emergencies on campus.
  • Ensure timely response to emergencies impacting the safety of the campus community.
  • Ensure effective and efficient recovery after an emergency.

Prepare Before, Stay Safe During, Stay Safe After. Prepared SCU.

What can you do?

Use the information and tools available on this page to assist you in being prepared for emergencies

Navigate here to SCU Bronco Alert

SCU Bronco Alert is the University's mass notiifcation system to alert the campus community of incidents on or near campus

Navigate here to Rave Guardian App

The Rave Guardian app is a personal safety tool that serves as a companion to SCU Bronco Alert

Navigate here to Santa Clara Fire Department

Resources for SCFD

Navigate here to Santa Clara Police Department

Resources for SCPD

Navigate here to Berkeley Fire Department

Resources for BFD

Navigate here to Berkeley Police Department

Resources for BPD

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