• If you smell gas, and if personal safety allows, turn off the source and evacuate the immediate area.
  • The human nose is extremely sensitive to the odorant placed into natural gas and so it is detectable far below any fire/explosion levels. Therefore, for low-level smells, immediately call 911.
  • If gas odor is strong, evacuate the building using the fire alarm pull station and call 911. Evacuate to your building Emergency Assembly Point.
  • Do not turn on/off any electrical equipment or light switches.

Electrical Outage:

  • Unplug sensitive equipment, if not connected to a surge protector.
  • Disconnect hazardous equipment according to your local plan.
  • Check elevators for trapped individuals and call 911.
  • Stay away from downed power lines.
  • Emergency exit lighting may only stay on for a short time.
  • During an extended power outage, you may have to leave the building and go to your building Emergency Assembly Point.
  • In order to maximize the emergency generator run time and efficiency, please turn off power to non-essential areas and equipment.


  • If personal safety allows, shut off electrical equipment and evacuate area. Do not enter area where live electrical circuits are in contact with water.
  • Do not drink water from any campus system after an earthquake or a flood.
  • Report plumbing breaks to Facilities Management at (805) 893- 8300, or after business hours to Police at (805) 893-3446.

Heating and Ventilation:

Report air conditioning or heating problems to Facilities Management at (805) 893-8300, or after business hours to Police at (805) 893-3446.