Emergency Response

How to respond during an emergency

Recent events throughout the world have highlighted the need for colleges and universities to prepare for a variety of possible emergencies. University of the Pacific is concerned about the safety of all members of our campus community and is aware that the greatest strength we have in minimizing the effects of an emergency is to have well-trained staff and faculty. In order to fulfill this objective, the university has designed this guide to instruct you on what you should do during a crisis or emergency. Please take time to review and become familiar with the information in the links below. If you have any questions or need more information, contact Public Safety at 415.929.6667.

In the event of any emergency or crisis:
  1. Remain calm. Others will respond as you do during the crisis.
  2. Ensure that you are in a safe location and out of harm's way.
  3. Contact Public Safety at x56411 or 415.929.6411 and report the facts and important information. Do NOT hang up until told to do so.
  4. Stay alert, size up the situation, follow the instructions of emergency personnel, take action based on the known facts and adhere to the guidelines outlined on this website.
  5. In any emergency situation, the Pacific Alert Team will coordinate the University's response. One of the Pacific Alert Team Co-Chairs will serve as the Incident Commander. The President of the University (or her/his designated appointee) will have ultimate responsibility and authority for the implementation of all emergency procedures.
  6. Refer all media inquiries to the staff in Marketing and University Communications. This staff will work with the media to ensure that information is offered in a timely and efficient manner.
Situation-specific emergencies: