• Great Shakeout 2022

    October 20, 2022

  • EH&S Safety Fair - Summer 2022

    June 13, 2022

  • New Emergency Response Guide Published

    March 29, 2022

    A new Emergency Response Guide has been published for the UC Santa Cruz Community. The guide contains useful information to help our campus community prepare for and respond to disruptive events.

  • Beach Hazard Statement

    February 16, 2022

    The National Weather Service has issues a Beach Hazard Statement effective 2:00pm PST through Thursday evening.

  • N95 Respirator Instructions

    April 3, 2019

  • March 14, 2018

  • Building Emergency Program

    January 19, 2018

  • Upcoming Prescribed Burns at UC Santa Cruz

    November 6, 2017

    CAL FIRE is planning to conduct a number of prescribed burn units cooperatively with UC Santa Cruz and Wilder Ranch State Park through the fall and into early 2018. Notification and updates will be provided to the UC Santa Cruz community when burning is scheduled to occur.

  • Wildfire Smoke and Air Quality

    October 12, 2017

  • Watch this, keep your friends safe!

    December 8, 2016

    The video offers basic tips on unobstructed exits, exit signs, smoke alarms, fire extinguishers, and flammable objects. It also stresses the importance of having electrical work done by a professional.

  • OES Fall Presentation

    December 5, 2016

    This fall the office of OES will republish a revised Emergency Operations Plan (EOP). The campus will also begin a refresh of Business Continuity Planning using the upgraded templates within UC Ready. Visit the OES Fall Presentation for a summary of these activities.

  • November Safety Spotlight

    December 5, 2016

    Power Outage Tips, A Student’s Perspective on Emergency Preparedness, American Workers are not Prepared for an Emergency

  • OES Fall Presentation

    November 30, 2016

    This fall the office of OES will republish a revised Emergency Operations Plan (EOP). The campus will also begin a refresh of Business Continuity Planning using the upgraded templates within UC Ready. Visit the OES Fall Presentation for a summary of these activities.

  • High Surf Warning

    November 2, 2016

    Hazardous conditions on area beaches for the next couple days

  • Wilder Ranch Controlled Burns Planned

    October 18, 2016

    Wilder Ranch State Park is conducting a series of vegetation management burns beginning today and going through the rest of the week.

  • Winter Storm Preparedness

    October 13, 2016

    The National Weather Service is forecasting the first winter storm of the year for the Santa Cruz area beginning on late Thursday night and continuing through Saturday, accompanied by High Surf and Coastal Flooding Advisories.

  • Hoverboard Policy Article

    May 24, 2016

    The Hoverboard Policy bans the use, storage or charging of certain hoverboards in buildings and housing units on all UC properties with the exception of private campus housing units co..owned by faculty or staff. The ban does not apply to hoverboards that have been tested and certified by an accredited third party testing laboratory. The ban is necessary due to the special risks of fire in residences, classrooms, and laboratories caused by the types of batteries used by certain hoverboards. This policy was vetted with the President’s Office, Office of General Counsel, Campus Environment, Health, and Safety Directors, UC Fire Marshals, UC Police Chiefs, and the Policy Advisory Committee.

  • A Note on 4-20 Impacts

    April 20, 2016

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    Focus on Public Health

    April 4, 2016

    April 4-10 is national public health week. Join us in pledging to create healthy and safe habits and communities.

  • February 1, 2016

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    El Niño Winter Preparedness

    January 6, 2016

    While it won't end our drought, this winter's El Niño weather pattern may present challenges to the community. Here are a few tips on how to be prepared this rainy season.

  • Rosemary Anderson, Former Business Continuity and Interim Emergency Management Director

    The Office of Emergency Services is Currently Experiencing Leadership Changes

    January 4, 2016

    Rosemary Anderson, former Business Continuity Director and Interim Emergency Manager has accepted a position with the county of Santa Cruz.

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    Test of New Everbridge System for CruzAlert

    June 2, 2015

    ITS and OES will be conducting a full-scale campus test of Everbridge on Wednesday, June 3 starting at 10:45 AM to ensure that the system is configured properly.

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    New Mass Notification System in the Works

    April 30, 2015

    UC Santa Cruz will soon start using a new mass notification system to power CruzAlerts, the text messages, emails and phone calls that warn the campus community of potential dangers.

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    UC Ready Enhancement Update

    April 23, 2015

    Update for the UC Ready Enhancement Project as of April 2015.

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    UC Ready Enhancement Project

    March 5, 2015

    In early 2014, the UC Ready Enhancement Project was established to improve the functionality of the UC Ready tool.

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    Winter Storm Preparedness

    December 9, 2014

    The National Weather Service is forecasting a significant winter storm for the Santa Cruz area beginning on 12/10 and intensifying on 12/11 As the first significant storm of the winter, this is a good opportunity to review storm preparedness information and resources.

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    OES Welcomes Alia Williams as Special Projects Assistant

    November 14, 2014

    The Office of Emergency Services is pleased to welcome student staff member Alia Williams to the OES team.

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    Ready Slug Video Migration

    September 12, 2014

    Student-developed campus safety videos have been moved to new OES YouTube Channel

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    Transition of CPR/AED/First Aid Training Program to OPERS

    September 10, 2014

    Recreation Department will become the primary CPR, AED and first aid training provider for the campus.

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    OES Announces Appointment of Nick Otis as Deputy Fire Marshal

    August 4, 2014

    The Office of Emergency Services is pleased to announce the appointment of Nick Otis as the new Deputy Fire Marshal for the campus.

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    Press Release: City and UC Santa Cruz to Share Fire Services Beginning July 1

    June 25, 2014

    UC Santa Cruz to contract for fire emergency services with City of Santa Cruz. Office of Emergency Services formed to house Campus Fire Marshal, Emergency Management, Business Continuity Planning, Mass Notification (CruzAlert), and Public Education programs.

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    Changes in Fire and Emergency Management Services

    June 25, 2014

    Several services formerly under the UC Santa Cruz Fire Department will remain with the campus and be reassigned to Risk and Safety Services. This unit will be called the Office of Emergency Services (OES) and report to the associate vice chancellor, Risk and Safety Services.

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    UCSC and Santa Cruz Hosting Rescue Drills

    August 20, 2013

    Departments are hosting a series of county-wide mutual aid drills on campus the week of August 19, 2013.

  • February 17, 2013

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    CERT Class 12-01 Finishes Training

    December 10, 2012

    Newest CERT graduates include staff from Housing and Digital Arts

  • Lifesaving ceremony photo

    Recognition Ceremony for Lifesaving Actions

    November 15, 2012

    A recognition ceremony took place at the Stevenson Event Center on November 5 that honored sixteen individuals whose actions helped save three lives.

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    Campus Emergency Manager Chris Gaylord Receives CEM Designation

    November 21, 2011

    Certification recognizes experience in the field of emergency management

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    Health Alert: Stomach Flu Outbreak

    October 10, 2011

    The campus community and the Santa Cruz Health Department are monitoring and responding to an outbreak of Gastroenteritis, also know as the Stomach Flu, affecting students on campus and members of the larger Santa Cruz community.

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    Make Sure the CruzAlert System has your Contact Information

    September 21, 2011

    CruzAlert test scheduled for September 27, 2011

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    Information from County Public Health Related to Japan Crisis

    March 17, 2011

    Public Health Update on Japan's nuclear emergency

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    'The ground started moving all around me'

    October 2, 2009

    20 years after the Loma Prieta Earthquake of 1989

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    Campus Safety, Security Update and Scheduled CruzAlert Tests

    April 16, 2009

    Safety & security improvements in two years since Virginia Tech shootings