Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness

When an earthquake occurs: DUCK, COVER, and HOLD where you are! If you cannot get under a sturdy object, crouch down next to a wall and protect your head and neck with your arms. Avoid windows, bookcases, and heavy objects that could fall. Stay under cover until the shaking stops, and then evacuate the building. Watch out for flying glass and falling plaster, light fixtures, bricks and other debris. Once outside, move to an open area, away from trees, buildings, electrical poles, and wires.

Bomb Threat:
If YCCDPD orders an evacuation, take personal belongings when you leave. Leave doors and windows open; do not turn light switches on or off. Check work area for unfamiliar items if time permits. Do not touch suspicious items; report them to campus authorities. If you receive a bomb threat at the Marysville campus, dial (530) 741-6771; if you receive a bomb threat at the Woodland campus (530) 661-5722, to reach YCCDPD.

Fire Safety:
Take fire alarms seriously and evacuate quickly and calmly! Touch closed doors, and do not try to open them if they are hot. Do not use elevators—take the stairs. Move away from fire and smoke. Close doors and windows if time permits. Pull an alarm as you leave the building, if one has not already been pulled. Call the Police: Marysville campus (530) 741-6771 or Woodland campus (530) 661-5722 from any campus phone at a safe location.

Hazardous Materials:
Move away from the site of the hazard to a safe location. Call the Police: Marysville campus (530) 741-6771 or Woodland campus (530) 661-5722. Follow the directions of professional emergency workers.

In All Major Emergencies:
Use stairs only; do not use elevators. Be aware of the needs of people with disabilities and learn how to offer assistance. If you are disabled, make a plan in advance that includes how you will direct any volunteer rescue attempt on your behalf. Know where you can shelter safely in buildings where you spend a lot of time.

Before an Emergency:
Learn the evacuation routes, and participate in evacuation drills in your home and other buildings you use frequently.

Make Your Home Office Safer:
Remove heavy objects from top shelves or above where you sit or sleep. Have tall bookcases and file cabinets bolted to the wall. Secure computers to desktops, and restrain books on shelves. Make sure objects will not tip over and block your exit. Check battery-operated smoke detectors monthly, and replace batteries annually. Learn where fire extinguishers are located, and learn how to use them (a good, general purpose extinguisher is the 5lb., A-B-C type). Do not overload electrical outlets, and keep hallways clear and free of debris.

Put Together Emergency Kits for Your Home, Car and Office:
Include: flashlight and spare batteries, food and water (for three days), three-day supply of prescription medicines, extra prescription glasses, contact lenses and solution, first aid kit, battery-powered AM/FM radio (and extra batteries), durable/comfortable shoes, blankets or coats, leather work gloves, a whistle, money and out-of-state emergency contact numbers.

Learn More About Emergency Preparedness:

  • Take First Aid and CPR training courses.
  • Contact the Office of Emergency Preparedness for more information on where you can get training, supplies, and more links to other resources.

Additional Information:


Yuba Community College District
425 Plumas Blvd. Suite 200
Yuba City, CA 95991
(530) 741-8949

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