Get Ready

Get Ready for any emergency by

Dialing 911 (or 9-911, if using a campus landline) for all emergencies
Knowing your exact building address
Knowing your evacuation route and designated assembly area from your buildings (see below)
Knowing where the closest fire alarm pull station is located (check near entrances and stairwells)
Knowing if your internal and external doors lock and how to lock them
Knowing the phone number for security is 415.269.6070 (and have it in your phone)
Knowing is where you can find current emergency information
Keeping your contact information up to date with the University so that you receive emergency alerts, or, if you are not a student or employee, register for alerts here.  


Know the 4Gs Action Plan

Dominican University uses an emergency action plan referred to as the “4Gs” to educate our campus community and prepare students, staff, and faculty with a clear response for all hazards and incidents: 

Get Safe

Get Help

Get a Plan

...and before all of that, Get Ready.

This REPEATABLE response can be applied to any situation from an unwanted person to earthquake or fire.  4Gs applied to specific scenarios:

Building Evacuation Procedures

Active Shooter Procedures

Earthquake Procedures

Emergency Preparedness Guides 

Yellow Emergency Procedures Guides with additional instructions have been posted in every campus classroom and office. Students and employees should be familiar with all campus emergency procedures. The Student Handbook also includes detailed information about campus policies and procedures.

Build A Kit, Make a Plan

Dominican strongly recommends students and employees follow the emergency preparedness guidance of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) found at which includes preparing an emergency kit and keeping it in your room, office or car.  The kit should include: 

  • bottled water
  • food, such as power bars or non-perishable snacks
  • moist towelettes
  • garbage bags
  • flashlight and batteries
  • 3-day supply of prescription medication
  • spare glasses/contacts if possible
  • card with family/emergency contact numbers (out of state numbers may be easier to dial during emergencies)

Meet with your family or roommates to discuss the types of disasters that could occur and plan how you will get to a safe place, how you will contact one another, and how you will get back together. Choose an out-of-state friend as a check-in contact for everyone to call.  Before leaving campus during or after an emergency, be sure that the route to your destination is passable and inform a campus official, such as a residence hall assistant, security guard, or staff member, of your destination and contact information.


Disaster preparedness training programs are available through Get Ready Marin and CERT (Community Emergency Response Teams)First Aid and CPR classes are available through the Red Cross and other organizations throughout the county.