UC Davis Emergency Management and Mission Continuity mission is to collaborate internal and external partners to develop, maintain and strengthen a comprehensive, system wide, all-hazards emergency management program that enables the university to mitigate, prepare for, respond to and recover from any hazard, and which builds sustainability throughout all processes. Mission continuity relies on departments to develop plans which will create a framework for the development of campus wide recovery strategies.
- Evacuation: Evacuation is total building or partial building evacuation due to conditions making it no longer safe to remain inside a building or a specific area in a building. This level of evacuation requires occupants to move out and away from the building being evacuated.
- Controlled Evacuation: Controlled evacuation is total building or partial building evacuation due to safety conditions or an armed intruder making it no longer safe to remain inside a building or specific area in a building. This level of evacuation requires occupants to move out and away from the building once notified.
- Shelter-in-Place: Shelter-in-place means selecting a small interior room, with no or few windows, and taking refuge there; it does not mean sealing off your entire office. Shelter-in-place is used in emergency situations where hazardous materials have been released into the atmosphere or in emergencies related to civil unrest or violent demonstrations.
- Lock Down: Lockdown is the temporary sheltering technique utilized to limit exposure to an armed intruder or similar incident. When alerted, occupants of a building within the area of concern will lock all doors and windows, not allowing entry or exit to anyone until the all clear has been sounded. If you are in a ground floor office or common area, take precautions and move away from glass windows or doors and seek shelter in a locked room of office.