Emergency Preparedness

Are you prepared for an emergency situation? Take these simple steps to improve the preparedness of you, your family, and your work colleagues.


  • WATER – one gallon per person per day for at least 3 days for drinking and sanitation
  • FOOD – at least 3 day supply of non-perishable food
  • Battery operated RADIO and FLASHLIGHT with extra batteries
  • WHISTLE to use as a signaling device
  • Simple TOOLS such as wrench, pliers, can opener
  • Basic SANITATION items like towelettes, garbage bags, tissues
  • Changing of CLOTHES including sturdy SHOES
  • UCI is eligible to receive a 25% DISCOUNT off any products on Ready America’s online store using the Employee Discount Program


  • Have an OUT-OF-TOWN contact for all family members to report in to
  • ICE your cell phone – identify who to call In Case of Emergency
  • Be prepared to LIMIT PHONE USE to essential calls and text messages only
  • Select a FAMILY MEETING LOCATION in case your house is not safe or accessible


  • Complete the "UCI Emergency Response Training" on UCLC
  • Go to UCI's Emergency Updates website
  • Know the emergency plan for your department
  • Inquire about the emergency plan for family members’ work and school
  • Go to Ready.gov for more preparedness guidance
  • Sign up to receive zotALERT

Emergencies can come without warning – natural disasters, human caused events, deliberate or accidental. The information included in this guide is intended to cover most emergency situations, but is not all-inclusive. No matter what the incident, THINK before you ACT, then act swiftly to minimize your exposure to danger.

UCI Emergency Information Line: 866-IRV-NEWS (866-478-6397). After a large scale emergency, UCI will activate this emergency information line. Information regarding the status of the campus, employees, and students will be available through this number. DO NOT CALL THIS NUMBER TO REPORT AN EMERGENCY.

For area wide emergency information and instructions, tune to the Emergency Alert System:

  • Local KUCI: KUCI.org and 88.9 FM
  • UCI Zot Radio: WQTB 1690 AM
  • Orange County Radio Station: KWVE 107.9 FM

Los Angeles County Radio Stations:

  • KFI 640 AM
  • KNX 1070 AM
  • KFWB 980 AM

UCIPD Social Media: