Incident-Specific Emergency Response Procedures
What to Do when an Earthquake Occurs:
DUCK, COVER, and HOLD
- All occupants should take cover under a table, a desk, or other object and stay clear of windows and glass doors.
- If in a corridor or elevator lobby, sit on the floor and brace your back against the wall.
- Shelter-in-place unless there is obvious structural damage. It is safer inside than outside because of external hazards such as downed power lines, trees, falling brick, or glass.
- Control Visitors
Post-Earthquake Building Marshal Duties:
- Secure, rescue, and head count.
- Remain calm and help others.
- Check for injuries, Give first aid, if trained. Report injuries and damage to Public Safety.
- Establish communications, both internal and external.
- Await further instruction and information from Public Safety and first responders.
What to Do in a Medical Emergency:
- Do not move the person.
- Call x2911 from a University phone or 415-422-2911 from a non-University phone. Give Public Safety Dispatch the following information:
- Who and where
- Building name and location
- Building address
- Cross streets
- Floor and room number
- Nature of the emergency
- Your call-back number
- Try to make the victim comfortable. If you are trained in first aid or CPR, assist as needed.
- Gather as much information as you can about the person and the injury (signs/symptoms and complaints of the victim).
- Have someone at the service elevator lobby on the floor to meet the University's Public Safety Officers or Paramedics and direct them where needed.