Current Alert Status
California Wildfires and Air Quality Index (AQI)
Members of the UCSF community are encouraged to check the air quality index (AQI) in their area by visiting the Environmental Protection Agency's AirNow website. This website includes a search box to check air quality by zip code, as well as maps identifying what actions are advised.
UCSF Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is virtually activated for wildfires and COVID-19.
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
Join UCSF CERT!
UCSF CERT: 3-Day Basic Training & Exercise
Date & Time: 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.
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
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.
- 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.