Employee Emergency Response Procedures


These procedures are excerpted from the University of California at Santa Barbara Department of Emergency Operations procedures.


  • Get to an open area away from trees, buildings, and power lines.

In a Vehicle

  • Pull to the side of the road away from underpasses, bridges, and buildings.
  • Remain in the vehicle until the shaking stops.
  • Do not leave the vehicle if a power line has fallen on or near it.


  • Stay away from windows, and get under a desk or a table.
  • Duck, cover, and hold.
  • In a hallway, sit against the wall and protect your head with your arms.
  • In an auditorium, duck between the rows of seats and protect your head.
  • Wait inside until the shaking stops, then evacuate the ...

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