Active Shooter and the Survival Mindset Video

University Police introduces an effective video created by CSU, Northridge that outlines important steps to follow when in an active shooter situation.

Winter Preparedness Information

It is fall, we have had our first rains of the season and winter will soon be upon us. We encourage the Campus community to be prepared for potential emergency situations, including weather related emergencies. By taking simple actions in advance, you and your loved ones can “weather” winter storms comfortably and safely.

Following are tips and links to websites that can help you become better prepared:

Prepare your vehicle for winter driving:

  • Ensure your windshield wiper blades are in good shape
  • Have your tires checked.

Items to consider keeping in your car:

  • Include an extra set of clothes
  • Raingear
  • Weatherproof emergency blanket
  • And a flashlight.

Don’t forget to pack a few snack foods and water. Having a few toys or books for children is always a good idea and will be appreciated if you become stuck in traffic.

Winter weather emergencies include localized flooding. Do not attempt to drive through a flooded area where water is moving or more than 4” deep as it can push your car off of the road. Public safety experts warn the public to heed warning signs and “Turn Around, Don’t Drown”.

While not common on Campus, be prepared for power failures. Have a flashlight handy, check it now to make sure the batteries are okay. Keep your work area and exit path clear of trip hazards in the event an evacuation is warranted. Please review the Campus policy regarding power outages. As a reminder, candles and other open flame devices are NOT permitted to be used on Campus unless in a supervised laboratory or shop setting.

To prepare for power outages at home, keep flashlights in several locations. Glow sticks are great for kids, they provide a safe, fun source of light. Have a supply of ready to eat foods in the event you are unable to cook. Never use camp stoves or unvented heaters indoors or use your oven or stove top to heat your home as there is a significant risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. If you have gas appliances it is important to install a CO detector.

Fire Prevention Tips:

  • Avoid the use of candles during power outages as they are the cause of many home fires.
  • Keep all combustible such as paper, wood, and fabrics a minimum of 36” away from heat sources.

For additional information and helpful tips, please visit:

 

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