When adversity strikes, California’s community colleges are there. Nowhere was this more evident than during the deadly 2018 wildfires that wiped out the Northern California hamlet of Paradise and devastated the communities around Thousand Oaks in Southern California. In both instances, our local community colleges played vital rolls in disaster response, relief and recovery.

In fact, nothing is more important than the safety and well-being of our students, faculty and staff. That’s why the Chancellor’s Office, in working with the California Office of Emergency Services, has developed emergency preparedness standards and guidelines to assist the state’s 73 community college district and their campuses in the event of a natural disaster, hazardous conditions or terrorist activity.

This page includes links and resources to assist districts in finding information needed to create or update an emergency preparedness plan.