Emergency Management


Current Alert Status

Please see the RESOURCES box to the right of this page for any SAFETY BULLETIN UPDATES.

The Recovery Operations Center (ROC) is virtually activated for COVID-19. 

The UCSF Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is activated for 2022-2023 Winter Storms.

January 4-5, 2023: National Weather Service updates 

For more information on the UCSF COVID-19 response click here: UCSF Coronavirus Webpage

For the latest information regarding COVID-19 click here: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) website





UCSF CERT: 3-Day Basic Training & Exercise  
Date & Time: TBD
Location: TBD
Description: The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is FEMA /Citizen Corps. sponsored program that is designed to help communities prepare for effective disaster response through training and planning. With training and information, UCSF staff, faculty, and students can be prepared to serve as a crucial resource capable of performing many of the emergency functions needed in the immediate post-disaster period. During this 20 hour course students will learn: Disaster Preparedness, Fire Safety, Disaster Medical Operations and Triage, Light Search and Rescue, Team Organization, Disaster Psychology, Terrorism & the Incident Command System. CERT volunteers can assist others at UCSF and in their own community following a disaster when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT volunteers are also encouraged to support the UCSF Emergenency Preparedness Program by taking an active role in emergency preparedness projects.
Cost: FREE
Class Size is Limited to 20 Persons
Important: you must be registered for all 3 days to be certified.

For more information please contact:  [email protected]

Are you ready? 

Disaster can strike at any time. Knowing what to do in an emergency can minimize the effect the situation has on you, your department and your loved ones at home.

From earthquakes to bomb threats to campus shootings, this website offers information to help you prepare yourself – and your department – for managing during and after a chaotic event.

Aside from the resources found in these web pages, the San Francisco Department of Emergency Management has helpful information on surviving the first 72 hours after a major event like an earthquake (sf72.org). FEMA has more information on their Ready.gov website.


Emergencies & Disasters

The UCSF Police Department’s Homeland Security Emergency Management Division engages in “All-Hazard” planning.  The Division continually maintains and updates the University’s emergency plan to better respond and recover from natural, technological and man-made disasters.

For further information:

Review the links in the side panels, or contact us:  [email protected].


UCSF is a Certified Storm Ready University

StormReady is a nationwide program that helps communities better protect their citizens during severe weather. The program encourages communities to take a proactive approach to improving local hazardous weather operations. StormReady provides emergency managers with clear-cut guidelines on how to improve theirhazardous weather operations.  For more information on National Weather Service Storm Ready.

AED Locations

  • 654 Minnesota Street, Suite 180: UCPD Reception Desk
  • Mission Hall: 550 16th Street: Security Desk
  • Mission Center Building (MCB): 1855 Folsom Street: Security Desk
  • Laurel Heights: 3333 California Avenue: Security Desk
  • Helen Diller: 1450 3rd Street: 2nd Floor Lobby
  • Mission Bay Housing - East: Hearst Tower: Security Lobby
  • Genentech Hall: 600 16th Street: Security Desk

UCSF Police patrol vehicles are also equipped with AED (automated external defibrillator) devices. 


Equal employment opportunity (EEO) is the law.  UCSF Police Department is an equal opportunity employer.