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Contact Us:

Location Valley Hall, Suite E
For Emergency Dial 911
24 Hour Non-Emergency 831-655-0268
Email police_department@csumb.edu

Programs

CSUMB’s Emergency Management/Health & Safety Division works with the extended Otter community to be resilient to the wide range of emergencies that can affect the campus. Earthquakes, storms, hazardous materials, wildfires, power outages, civil unrest, even floods and tsunamis can have major effects on University operations and the CSUMB community in general. The Division achieves its mission through programs that address:

Planning, Training/ Exercise, Public Awareness, Education, Regional Collaboration, Hazard Mitigation, Emergency Notification/Information, Emergency Resources Management and Emergency Medical Support.

Together these programs build campus, and regional, capacity to respond to and recover from emergencies of all kinds. For more information on these programs and how Otter community members can become involved in emergency preparedness activities follow the links provided on this page.

YOU are the key to a prepared community

When emergencies happen, individual community members are often the first of first-responders, helping themselves, their families and neighbors prior to the arrival of police or fire resources. Based on past experience, emergency managers recommend that everyone be prepared to take care of themselves for at least 72 hours following a disaster. And if we’re prepared individually, we’re prepared to help others too. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recommends that everyone take time to:

Be informed – What to do before, during and after an emergency http://www.ready.gov/be-informed

Make a plan – Prepare, plan and stay informed for emergencies http://www.ready.gov/make-a-plan

Build a kit – Build a kit for disasters to be prepared http://www.ready.gov/build-a-kit

Get involved – Find opportunities to support community preparedness http://www.ready.gov/get-involved

To learn more about how you can be prepared follow the links above or contact the
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT RESOURCES:

"What can I do to prepare for an emergency or natural disaster?"

"What should I do if an emergency or natural disaster occurs?"

Now is a great time to ask those questions and take some action to make sure you have the answers and are prepared BEFORE something happens!

It has been said that "Failing to plan is planning to fail." The best thing you can do is take the time to make sure you are prepared for an emergency by having emergency supplies, water, food, and medical supplies on hand. It is also very important to have discussed a pre-determined plan with family members and loved ones as to where you will meet, how you will communicate, and what you will do in the event of an emergency.

There are volumes of information available on disaster preparedness and what to do in the event of an emergency. Here is a list of some great and free resources: