Emergency Preparedness Information
California State University, Chico is committed to providing an effective, prompt response to any emergency incident or natural disaster that affects or has the potential to affect the CSU, Chico campus. We understand and believe the preservation of life and property is an inherent responsibility and through purposeful planning and practices, we can save lives, minimize property loss and academic services, and protect the environment.
Furthermore, the University within its Emergency Operations Center will facilitate multi-agency and multi-jurisdictional coordination including the City of Chico Police and Fire Departments, the Butte County Office Emergency Services, the American Red Cross, local businesses, community groups, and healthcare partners.
In order to accomplish this the University will:
- Develop and practice plans and procedures to ensure we have necessary levels of mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery;
- Maintain a comprehensive, risk-based, multi-hazard emergency management and training program for key members of the campus community designated to assist during an emergency incident;
- Coordinate with local, state, and federal resources for securing of agency services to maximize the University's efforts to maintain operations and provide essential services.
We encourage all faculty, staff, and students to become familiar with the University Emergency Response Guide, as well as consider their individual emergency preparedness.
In the event of an emergency incident, the campus community will be provided with timely important messages by means of one or more of the following communication methods:
- Campus Emergency Notification System
- "Announce" e-mail communication system
- University Police Public Announcement System (external building or vehicle mounted speakers)
- CSU, Chico Home Page
- Local media
All University emergency preparedness activities are a cooperative effort between University Police Department and the Department of Environmental Health and Safety
For campus emergencies, please call 9-1-1 from any campus phone.
2014 The Great California Shakeout
While we may not be in the highest seismic zone of California, we are not immune from earthquakes here in Chico and the surrounding areas.
2014 Fall Fire Extinguisher Training
The Department of Environmental Health and Safety is pleased to announce that we provide "hands on" fire extinguisher training to the Campus community.
New Accessible "Shelter in Place" Locations
This guide is designed to provide a quick reference to use if needed during an emergency. It is highly recommended that you become familiar with the listed locations now, as during an emergency it may be difficult to do so.