An Introduction to Emergency Preparedness

CSUB Emergency Action Plan (Synopsis)
The potential for injuries and emergency situations always exist, regardless of how careful or observant one may be during the course of assigned duties. Fires, earthquakes, chemical spills, gas releases, and personal injury situations are part of the risks faced in living and working environments. The Department of Public Safety's Emergency Response Program attempts to anticipate the many types of accidents and emergencies that may be encountered. However, the program's success is highly dependent upon the participation of those individuals it seeks to protect.

Preventing Accidents
Many emergency situations, such as the Northridge Earthquake of 1994, are unavoidable and unpredictable. However, secondary emergencies resulting from these events (injury from falling objects, medical needs, lack of food and water, debris causing trip hazards, fires, etc.) can be anticipated and planned for. Training and preparation for potential hazards that may be faced in advance of such a crisis can mitigate secondary emergencies.

Major Disasters and Emergency Operations Planning
In anticipation of major disasters and incidents, California State University, Bakersfield has developed an Emergency Operations Plan that is contained in this website. These plans and guidelines provide in-depth information about the University's response to major disasters and have been distributed to all department administrators.