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University of the Pacific
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Stockton, California 95211
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Emergency Planning

Emergency response at Pacific is managed by the Pacific Alert Team, a team designed to strengthen the protection of lives and property during major emergency events on any of the three campuses within the University of the Pacific and to assist students, faculty and staff members when faced with personal emergencies on a University of the Pacific campus and/or within the community. Learn more>

Pacific Alert Team Emergency Response Plan Guidelines
The Pacific Alert Team Emergency Response Plan is predicated on a realistic approach to the problems likely to be encountered by the University during a major emergency or disaster.  Hence, the following are general guidelines:

  1. An emergency or disaster may occur at any time of day or night, weekend or holiday, with little or no warning.
  2. The succession of events in an emergency is not predictable; hence, written support and operational plans will serve only as a guide and checklist, and may require field modification in order to meet the requirements of the emergency.
  3. Specific departments or buildings may have detailed emergency response plans that will be enacted in conjunction with this emergency response plan.
  4. Disasters may affect residents in any of the three geographical locations of the University, therefore city, county, and federal emergency services may not be available.  A delay in emergency services may be expected up to 48 hours.
  5. A major emergency may be declared if information indicates that such a condition is developing or is probable.
  6. Throughout a crisis, it will be necessary to cooperate fully with the authorities and be forthright and accurate in communicating what has happened and what we are doing about the crisis situation.  We will respect the privacy and confidentiality of our students, faculty and staff, while providing necessary information to others on a need-to-know basis.