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 live and property is an inherent responsibility and through purposeful planning practices, we can save lives, minimize property loss and academic services, and protect the environment.
Furthermore, the University within its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) will facilitate multi-agency and multi-jurisdictional coordination including the City of Chico Police and Fire Departments, the Butte County Office of 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 the University Police Department and the Department of Environmental Health and Safety.

For Campus emergencies, please call 9-1-1 from any Campus phone.


2015 Fire Extinguisher Training

The Department of Environmental Health and Safety is pleased to announce "hands on" fire extinguisher training for the Campus Community.