General Preparedness

QUICKSHEETS

Quick reference guides for Staff, Faculty and Students.  These guides provide a snapshot for how to prepare for a variety of hazards.

Employee Preparedness Guide
This guide focuses on general preparedness and response for all employees of Pacific University.  

Faculty Preparedness Guide [COMING SOON]
This guide is specific to faculty members and includes additional information for classroom safety and information sharing amongst students in attendance.

Student Preparedness Guided [COMING SOON]
This guide is for students (commuters and those in residence halls) and focuses on general preparedness and response while on campus.

Personal Preparedness Supplement
Provides additional resources, links and insight into how to build resiliency in the face of disaster.


Inclement Weather
Click on the images and/or links below to learn more about weather related impacts. 

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Winter Weather
Learn how to prepare for and stay safe during winter weather.

 

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Floods
Flooding can occur anytime of year and can be minor or catastrophic.

 

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Extreme Heat
Extreme heat is a period of high heat and humidity with temperatures above 90 degrees for at least two to three days. 

OSHA Rules for Heat Illness and Prevention

Required Oregon OSHA Heat Illness Prevention Training

Washington County - Extreme Heat

Multnomah County  - Help for When It's Hot

Extreme Heat Preparedness - FEMA Guidance
 

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Thunderstorms
palm trees blowing in high winds
High Winds
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Air Quality

Natural Hazards
Click on the images below to learn more about other natural hazards that could impact our area. 

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Earthquakes
The Pacific Northwest is part of a very active earthquake region. Although they can occur with very little warning there are things you can do to stay safe.
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Landslide
A variety of other hazards like flood, heavy rainfall, wildfire impacts, earthquakes and heavy snow melt can all cause landslides.

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Volcano
The Pacific Northwest is home to the most active volcanoes in the US. Understanding the risks and knowing what to do is more important than one might think.

Hood River with wildfires across on the Washington state side
Wildfire
Every year widlfires cause millions of dollars in damage, destroy communities, and take lives. Prevention and preparedness can save lives and aid in reocvery efforts.

Technological and Man-made Disasters
Click on the images below to learn more about other human caused hazards.

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Cyber Attack
Cyber attacks are malicious attempts to access or damage a computer or network system. Cyber attacks can lead to the loss of money or the theft of personal, financial and medical information. 
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Active Threat
These threats often occur in confined spaces like offices and classrooms but may also occur at outdoor gatherings.  Although sometimes scary or hard to talk about, it is important to prepare and train for these events.
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Civil Unrest
Peaceful protest and rallies can sometimes escalate into contentious and potentially dangerous situations.
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Bomb Threat
Always assume a bomb threat is real.  Often intended to cause disruption to business or academic schedules these threats should be responded to immediately.
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Hazardous Materials
Hazardous materials can include explosives, flammable and combustible substances, poisons and radioactive materials. Emergencies can happen during production, storage, transportation, use or disposal. You are at risk when chemicals are used unsafely or released in harmful amounts where you live, work or play.
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Power Outages
Infrastructure like power, water, gas, etc. can fail.  It is important to know how to adapt until services can be restored.