Emergency Management Overview

California State University San Bernardino's (CSUSB) Office of Emergency Management and Business Continuity Planning is charged with coordinating those activities needed to prepare for and respond to threatened or actual campus-wide emergencies or disasters - whether they be natural disasters or man-made crises. The responsibility for a campus emergency management program as required in California State University Executive Order #1056, has been delegated to the CSUSB Office of Emergency Management and Business Continuity Planning, which is a unit of the Risk Management Department (within the Administration and Finance Division). This includes planning, implementing, and maintaining an emergency management program on campus including emergency preparedness planning, training, response and recovery.

The Emergency Management Program at CSUSB is a dynamic process that incorporates developing, organizing, coordinating and leading the campus toward effective preparation for, and efficient response to, emergencies and disasters with the primary focus on saving lives, reducing human suffering and the minimizing of property loss and academic services.

The CSUSB Emergency Management Program establishes procedures, protocols, and plans to ensure the effective management of campus operations during emergency situations.

CSUSB Emergency Operations Plan

The CSUSB Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) defines the scope of preparedness and incident management activities which CSUSB has taken to preserve life and property at CSUSB.  This EOP describes organizational structures, roles and responsibilities, policies, and protocols for providing emergency support during a major emergency/disaster.  This EOP is designed to be consistent with Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPS-5), the National lncident Management System (NIMS), and the California Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS).  The material presented in this Plan has been written in accordance with cxurrent Federal and State guidelines, and strives to incorporate best practices utilized by other institutions of higher education, U.S. Department of Education guidance documents, and Executive Orders issued from the Californai State University Chancellor's Office.  CSUSB's Emergency Operations Plan - Basic Plan can be viewed at CSUSB Emergency Operations Plan - June 6 2014.

Additionally, the organization provides direction for establishing emergency communications, disseminating emergency public information, and assessing and reporting damage after an emergency situation.

We encourage all faculty, staff, and students to become familiar with these Emergency Management website pages, the University's Disaster Preparedness Quick Response Guide, as well as considering their individual emergency preparedness at home and in their vehicles.

In the event of an emergency incident, the campus community will be provided with timely messages by means of one or more of the following campus Emergency Notification Systems: Blackboard Connect phone and e-mail communication system, office and classroom speakerphones, University Public Announcement System (external building or vehicle mounted speakers), or CSU San Bernardino's website.

Contact Information:
Rick Blackburn
Manager, Emergency Management and Business Continuity Planning
California State University San Bernardino
5500 University Parkway, San Bernardino, CA 92407
Phone: 909-537-7477
Email: rblackburn@csusb.edu