September 5, 2012
ALL ACADEMICS AND STAFF AT UC SAN DIEGO (excluding UCSD Health System)
Conditions indicate a high level of wildfire risk this year. We also face the danger of a major earthquake and power outage occurring in Southern California. It is therefore imperative that our campus members are ready, trained to respond, and know what actions to take to recover from an emergency or crisis event.
We encourage all members of our campus community to do the following:
- Make a plan. We strongly encourage all to make a plan so you know how to respond to a crisis or emergency event. Develop a Department Emergency Action Plan (http://blink.ucsd.edu/go/emergencyplan) and Continuity/Recovery Plan (http://blink.ucsd.edu/go/ucready)
- Join the Campus Emergency Response Team (CERT) (http://blink.ucsd.edu/go/certtraining)
- Enroll in Triton Alert, the campus voicemail and text emergency notification system (http://blink.ucsd.edu/go/emergencyphonereg). Campus leaders will notify you in the event of an emergency affecting UC San Diego. We will conduct a test of Triton Alert in September.
- Prepare for 72 hours. Experts advise that staff, faculty and students prepare to be on their own for up to 72 hours should an emergency or disaster occur. Emergency Supplies should include food, water and other supplies. (http://blink.ucsd.edu/go/emergencysupplies)
Continuity and Emergency Services can assist you in developing and testing your department's Emergency Action Plan and Continuity Plan. We can also help you conduct emergency training exercises. Please contact our office to engage this important element of our efforts to maintain a safe and productive learning environment.