Emergency Management


Current Alert Status

UCSF Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is fully activated for COVID-19 and monitoring George Floyd Demonstration activity daily, until further notice



University of California is monitoring an outbreak caused by a novel coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.  UCSF is closely working with California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and local health officials.

PLEASE CHECK: UCSF Coronavirus Webpage

World Health Organization has issued a global health emergency and declared a pandemic.

State Department Travel Advisory : GLOBAL LEVEL 4 HEALTH ADVISORY: DO NOT TRAVEL (31 MARCH 2020).  The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. In countries where commercial departure options remain available, U.S. citizens who live abroad should arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period. At present the Department of State is making every effort to assist U.S. citizens overseas who wish to return to the United States.

As the Covid-19 situation develops, our ability to provide such assistance working with commercial airlines or arranging for evacuation flights may become more limited or even unavailable. In recent weeks, commercial airlines have significantly reduced flight schedules and countries have closed airports and borders with little advance notice. If you wish to return to the United States, you should make arrangements to do so now and contact the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate  for assistance as needed. There is no guarantee that the Department of State will be able to continue to provide repatriation assistance and transportation options to the United States may be unavailable in the future. If you choose to remain overseas, you should be prepared to remain where you are for the foreseeable future.

For the latest information regarding COVID-19, please visit the 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:  Diana Homsey at [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

Storm Ready University - National Weather Service

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 StormReady go to: https://www.weather.gov/StormReady

AED Locations

  • 654 Minnesota Street: Suite 180, Police Department Administration
  • 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.