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The campus has resources to help you prepare for and respond to an emergency.

Find fire prevention and safety information here, and earthquake safety information here.

In the event of an emergency, the campus will implement emergency procedures. A siren will sound to alert you of an emergency.

You can also sign up for WarnMe, the campus-wide automated system that will provide information about what to do in the event of an emergency.


WarnMe is UC Berkeley’s alerting and warning service for students, staff, and faculty. It is activated to contact you when there is an immediate threat to safety or health affecting the campus community. WarnMe can alert you by phone, text message, or email — you choose the best ways to reach you.

You must sign up and opt in to receive messages at:

You can also contact WarnMe to hear recorded information at 1.800.705.9998.

Campus Emergency Siren System

This siren is tested on the first Wednesday of every month at noon. When you hear campus warning sirens that are not a scheduled drill, remember the following:


SHELTER: Go and stay inside.

SHUT: Shut all doors and windows.

LISTEN: Call 800.705.9998, go to, or listen to KALX 90.7FM for instructions.