The evacuation of campus buildings or the entire campus may be required due to emergency situations occurring on or near the campus. Whenever possible the evacuation will be done in a systematic, controlled, and planned manner.
To facilitate the safe evacuation of campus buildings and to help inform emergency responders of urgent needs the campus utilizes a Building Marshal Program. This program is staffed by specially trained volunteers who work in individual classrooms and offices within buildings on the campus. When an evacuation is warranted the Building Marshals are responsible for:
In order to facilitate the safe and orderly evacuation of the campus a Staging Area system may be employed to control the release of people. This system would normally be used following a major disaster where the buildings have been deemed uninhabitable and a full campus evacuation has been ordered. The University maintains two primary Staging Areas and two secondary Staging Areas:
Under the Staging Area system people evacuated from their buildings are moved to one of the staging areas. There they are held for a period of time until roadways are deemed safe and open or it is decided they must be sheltered on the campus.
The CSU Long Beach EOC may be activated during a campus-wide evacuation. Decision to activate and level of activation will be made in accordance with procedures set out in the CSU Long Beach Emergency Operations Plan.
University Administration / University Police