Get Ready: Wildfire and Smoke Impacts, Safe Youth Programs


Preparing and protecting the campus community, and those we serve is of critical importance.

UC Davis’ emergency response capabilities and ability to maintain operations have been tested year after year.

The last time the campus changed operating status was in 2018, during the smoke impacts from the Camp Fire. As we enter another wildfire season - this time amidst a global pandemic that has moved most of our workforce off campus - many of the same mission continuity rules apply. 


Preparing for Emergencies: Strategies for Resilience

Tuesday, June 16

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  • Emergency Management and Mission Continuity will cover ways you can prepare for emergencies to more quickly recover after the threat has passed.

    Using recent campus emergencies, UC Davis Emergency Manager, Clement Stokes, will discuss the University’s approach to managing a threat, which often starts with a call to 911 call to Police Dispatch, or most recently, before Yolo County issued a shelter-in-place order.

    Understanding how decisions are made by the University is a critical part of everyone’s responsibility to stay informed, and will help you and your department prepare for an emergency and likely improve your overall resilience when one occurs.

Operating a Safe Distance Learning Program While Using Electronic Communications 

Wednesday, June 17
Noon - 1 p.m.
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  • Schools are facing unprecedented challenges as they shift to distance learning. This abrupt shift has allowed for continued instruction, but many questions exist regarding safely implementing this technology. Further, schools may find it difficult to protect students and faculty during these interactions.

    Read more about the course from our partner, Praesidium (.pdf)

Wildfire Smoke and Outdoor Workers
Postponed Until Tuesday, June 30

Noon - 1 p.m.
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  • CalOSHA emergency standard CCR 8 §5141.1 Protection from Wildfire Smoke ensures protections for outdoor workers, which includes field researchers, ahead of wildfire season. This emergency standard requires employers to provide appropriate and effective respirators when the employer reasonably expects employees will be exposed to wildfire smoke. 

    With PPE shortages and equipment reserved for health care workers, employers may have trouble providing N-95 masks for outdoor workers. 

    In this session we will cover:
    > Latest developments in CalOSHA emergency standard
    > Options for ensuring protection from wildfire smoke for outdoor workers