Emergency Preparedness for Students

Emergency Preparedness for Students

April 22, 2014

Preparedness Checklist

Sign up for BruinAlert and make sure to update your contact information if it changes.
Program UCPD's direct number into your cell phone: (310) 825-1491. During an emergency, calling this number will ensure the fastest response possible.
Make or purchase an Emergency Supply Kit.
Make an Emergency Plan with your family and/or friends in case you need to leave campus.
Make sure that you know what to do if there is an active shooter (PDF) on campus or a bomb threat or suspicious package (PDF).
Know the procedure to take if you think an explosion is imminent. (Drop to the floor and lie flat, covering your head with your hands. Afterwards, leave the area as quickly as possible, but only after debris is no longer flying.
Know how to shelter-in-place and lockdown.
Learn relevant building evacuation routes, fire alarm pull-station locations, fire extinguisher locations and assembly areas.
Be aware that any on-campus demonstration that is not registered, blocks access to UCLA facilities or interferes with campus operations poses a threat to the safety and security of the campus and is in violation of University policy.
If working with biological, chemical or radiological agents, make sure that you have received the proper safety training regarding personal protective equipment and other safety procedures, including those for storage, use and disposal of these materials. These procedures can be found in UCLA's Laboratory Safety Manual (PDF).


Your Role During an Emergency

Report an emergency or suspicious activity to UCPD by calling (310) 825-1491 from a cell phone or 911 from a campus phone.
Follow directions given by UCLA faculty and staff.
Check in with your RA and/or professor (if you are in class at the time of the emergency).
Follow directions given by First Responders.

In the case of a fire, use the acronym ESCAPE to guide your response:

  • Evaluate the situation
  • Secure the immediate area by removing personnel
  • Close the doors to the room or area
  • Activate the building fire alarm
  • Phone UCPD that there is an emergency
  • Extinguish the fire as appropriate



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