During an Earthquake
If you are inside a building, stay inside. DO NOT EVACUATE.
If you are outside, stay outside, but move to an open area away from buildings, trees, power lines, and roadways.
Call out: “Earthquake! Duck, cover, and hold!” Wait until the ground stops shaking. Visually assess safety before emerging. Remember aftershocks are likely and often cause considerable damage.
If inside, keep away from overhead fixtures, windows, filing cabinets, and bookcases.
Assist any persons with disabilities in the area and locate a safe place for them.
After an Earthquake
Call out: “Is everyone OK?”
Do not evacuate unless you are instructed to do so by the building monitor or Public Safety personnel, or other authority.
Assign responsible employees to assist with rescue, first aid, and hazard mitigation.
Assign emergency response team members to verify the safety and well being of members of the community.
Access emergency supplies.
Assign emergency response team members to conduct damage assessment. (Refer to the Damage Assessment Form).
Check for safety hazards: fire, electrical, gas leaks, water supply, etc. Send preliminary damage assessment information via a “runner” to the safety director or deputy safety director.
Encourage employees and visitors to stay on their floor of the building until area outside has been checked for falling debris, loose electrical wires, etc.
Do not use telephones. Return all phone handles to their cradles.
Public Safety Contact
On campus (SF & OAK): Dial 9510 from any campus phone, including Webster Hall
Off campus: Dial 415.703.9510
See also Emergency Resources.
Crime Reports: Oakland & SF Campuses
To view a year-by-year comparison of crime statistics for either campus (three years back up to the previous year), follow these instructions:
- Visit U.S. Dept. of Education: Campus Safety & Security
- Click the text in RED in the upper right-hand corner
- Type "California College of the Arts" in the institution field (Note: Just the college name is sufficient)
- Hit enter or "Search"
- Select either San Francisco or Oakland campus