Emergency Preparedness

In order to be prepared for an emergency, SHCS offers the following guidelines to students, staff and faculty.

  • Register on the University’s AlertMe system to receive critical information in the event of an emergency.
  • List your emergency contact information in MyCSUEB.
  • Review Personal Survival Guide from University’s Emergency Health and Safety department.
  • Develop a Family Emergency Plan, including:
    • OUT-OF-TOWN CONTACT - Identify someone outside of your community or state who can act as a central point of contact to help your household reconnect. In a disaster, it may be easier to make a long-distance phone call than to call across town because local phone lines can be jammed.
    • EMERGENCY MEETING PLACES - Decide on safe, familiar places where your family can go for protection or to reunite. Make sure these locations are accessible for household members with disabilities or access and functional needs. If you have pets or service animals, think about animal-friendly locations. Identify the following places:
      • Indoor: If you live in an area where tornadoes, hurricanes, or other high-wind storms can happen, make sure everyone knows where to go for protection. This could be a small, interior, windowless room, such as a closet or bathroom, on the lowest level of a sturdy building, or a tornado safe room or storm shelter.
      • In your neighborhood: This is a place in your neighborhood where your household members will meet if there is a fire or other emergency and you need to leave your home. The meeting place could be a big tree, a mailbox at the end of the driveway, or a neighbor’s house.
      • Outside of your neighborhood: This is a place where your family will meet if a disaster happens when you’re not at home and you can’t get back to your home. This could be a library, community center, house of worship, or family friend’s  home.