California Health Sciences University will communicate information here to the CHSU community and the public in the event of a technical outage or an emergency. Emergency preparedness information and emergency support contacts are available below.  


The university is observing normal operating hours


Emergency Preparedness means being ready. Everyone in the campus community must make an effort to create and sustain an effective emergency preparedness system. You are your own best first responder. Please use this page as a resource to better understand emergency preparedness at the University, and how you can become part of and contribute to the preparedness community.

Emergency Procedures

In case of an emergency, call 9-1-1.

  • CHSU utilizes an emergency alert system that will text or email enrollees regarding campus-wide emergencies
  • Remain aware of your surroundings; during emergencies, follow the instructions of safety personnel and emergency broadcasts
  • Review this page for more information on emergency procedures and services

Power Outage

  1. Remain calm and provide assistance to others if necessary
  2. Move cautiously to a lighted area, follow the exit signs
  3. Visit this page for information on extended outages


  1. Take cover under desk or table
  2. Protect head and neck, wait for shaking to stop
  3. Stay away from windows
  4. Evacuate building after shaking has stopped, do not use elevators


  1. Activate fire alarm
  2. Call 9-1-1
  3. Evacuate the building, move away from fire and smoke
  4. Use stairs only, do not use elevators
  5. Provide assistance to others

Bomb Threat or Suspicious Object

  1. Do not touch or disturb the suspicious object. If bomb threat comes via phone call, write down all details
  2. Report suspicious object or threat to local law enforcement by calling 9-1-1
  3. Alert others to stay away from the area

Active Shooter


  1. Run from danger – run to safety
  2. Plan in advance how you would get out
  3. When safe, call 9-1-1

HIDE, if you cannot run

  1. Find location away from windows
  2. Lock and barricade doors
  3. Turn off lights, silence your cell phone
  4. Be quiet

FIGHT, if you cannot run or hide

  1. Last Resort! Attempt to disrupt or incapacitate the shooter
  2. Be aggressive – commit to your actions
  3. Throw items – improvise weapons (chair, fire extinguisher)

Hazardous Materials Release

  1. Move away from hazard area
  2. Move upwind and uphill if possible
  3. Alert others to keep clear of the area
  4. Call 9-1-1

Medical Emergency – Call 911

  1. Call 9-1-1. Be prepared to provide the 911 dispatcher the following information if known: Name of victim; Campus address and telephone number; Exact location of victim; Apparent nature of illness or injury; Age of victim (if known); Your name; Standby at the scene to direct Emergency Personnel to the victim.
  2. Follow directions of 911 dispatcher. Look out for emergency first responders/ambulance. Help direct first responders to the victim.
  3. Contact Human Resources if employee, Student Affairs if student. File incident paperwork as directed.

Emergency Support Contacts

In case of an emergency, call 9-1-1.

Clovis Police Department
1233 5th St, Clovis, CA 93612
(559) 324-2800

Clovis Fire Department
1033 Fifth Street, Clovis, CA 93612
(559) 324-2200

Poison Control Center

Clovis Animal Services
(559) 324-2450


Call CIS Security for escort to your vehicle or report non-emergency concerns at (559) 495-3000.


California Health Sciences University is committed to the safety of its students, faculty, staff, administrators, visitors, and neighbors. CHSU understands its responsibility to take steps to preserve the safety and security of members of the campus community and to respond to emergencies in a way that minimizes the impact on life, safety of the campus community, and campus mission.

For information about campus access, submitting anonymous tips or concerns, and Clery Report information, please visit our Campus Safety page.

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