Emergency Information

Previous Planning and Training Events

Oct. 17 and 18, 2017: Active Assailant Training: "Run, Hide, Defend" 

This training is intended for students, faculty and staff. It is designed to show participants how to react and protect themselves during an "active shooter" or "active assailant" event.

"Run, Hide, Defend" is a training curriculum designed and approved by the Santa Clara County Police Chiefs Association and the Santa Clara County Office of Education, and sponsored by the state Homeland Security Grant Program. This curriculum is taught in all K-12 schools in Santa Clara County, along with San José State University and community colleges in the county. 

Two sessions will be offered on campus by Foothill-De Anza District Police. Each session will cover the same material, so there is no need to attend both.

  • Tuesday, Oct. 17: 10:30-11:30 a.m. in Campus Center Conference Rooms A&B

  • Wednesday Oct. 18: 10:30-11:30 a.m. in Campus Center Conference Rooms A&B

Additional sessions will be held on the same dates at Foothill College from 1-2 p.m. and at the Foothill Sunnyvale Center from 5-6 p.m. De Anza students, faculty and staff may attend those sessions if the timing is more convenient. For details see the website of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District Police Department.

"Run-Hide-Defend" Training for 2015:

Foothill-De Anza Police will provide a “Run-Hide-Defend” active shooter training specifically for De Anza College

Oct. 20, 2015, 10:30-11:30 a.m. in Conference Room B. 

Oct. 22, 2015, 10-11 a.m., Conference Rooms A&B
Oct. 27, 2015, 10-11 a.m., Conference Room B
Oct. 29, 2015, 10-11 a.m., Conference Rooms A&B
Oct. 29, 2015, 1-2 p.m., Conference Rooms A&B


Relocate EOC from Administration Building to Media & Learning Center Building May 2015

Work with security to relocate EOC supplies from ADM to MLC building. Review supplies and restock as needed. Produce floor plans, EOC set up plans, identify phone numbers for EOC rooms.


Emergency Operations Center - Positional Training May 9, 2013

Management Section and all positions within:                        8:00 am - 12:00 noon
Planning and Intelligence Section and all positions within:    10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Operations Section and all positions within:                           1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Logistics & Finance Sections and all positions within:            2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Emergency Phone Contract Information Flyers December 2013

Work with Security department to produce and distribute flyers


Emergency Phone Paging System January 2013

Meet with ETS to research automated emergency paging to desktop phones



Safety Training Workshops Active Shooter Survival May 31 and June 1, 2012
Recent gun violence at college campuses, including at nearby Oikos University, has increased feelings of vulnerability and anxiety among many classified professionals and faculty members. Learn how to be as prepared as possible in the event of a threatened or actual shooting incident.
As part of emergency preparedness, the Office of the President and Foothill-De Anza Police are cosponsoring training sessions presented by the UC Davis Police Department, whose Active Shooter workshop has a reputation of quality among higher education law enforcement agencies. A summary of topics is available here.
You may attend, at either campus, any of the eight identical sessions. No RSVP is necessary.
Thursday, May 31
8-9:30 a.m.
10-11:30 a.m.
De Anza College, Conference Rooms A&B, Campus Center
1-2:30 p.m.
3-4:30 p.m.
Foothill College, Chinese Heritage Room, 3523
Friday, June 1
8-9:30 a.m.
10-11:30 a.m.
Foothill College, Chinese Heritage Room, 3523
1-2:30 p.m.
3-4:30 p.m.
De Anza College, Fireside Room, Campus Center


October 21 & 22, 2011 - City of Cupertino Disaster Drill

Cupertino Citywide Disaster Drill October 21 & 22, 2011

Cupertino's annual citywide exercise is an opportunity for every member of the community to practice their earthquake safety and survival plans.

Click here to view the activities for the two days.

This year's focus is on individual survival skills including: proper methods of purifying water, how to get water from the water heater, natural gas, how to use a fire extinguisher and basic medical aid.

De Anza College's Learning Center Complex (Library, International Students, EDC, A/V, Call Center, LCW Computer Lab, Staff Development, Online Education)  will be participating in the drill on Friday October 21st and these departments will be closed between 11:00 a.m. and Noon. The rest of the campus will remain open on a normal Friday schedule. 

Staff parking Lot C1, where the ARC is located, will be unavailable for parking all day on Friday Oct. 21st.

The Area Resource Centers (ARC) will be open for viewing and staffed by volunteers from the City of Cupertino emergency response team during Friday Oct. 21st.  Faculty, Staff & Students are encouraged to visit the ARK to familiarize themselves with the type of supplies they should have on hand in their homes.

It is also an opportunity to visit the City Of Cupertino's Emergency Preparedness web site to remind ourselves what we should do to prepare for an emergency.


October 14, 2011 - Citizen's CPR Class

Citizen CPR training is designed to teach bystanders how to perform hands-only CPR. This class was open to all employees and was taught in English and Spanish.


July 21, 2011 - Evacuation Drill - CDC, Kirsch Center, G building,  PE Quad, sports fields

De Anza College performed an evacuation drill.


May 20, 2011 - Evacuation Drill - ATC, Campus Center,  Forum,  L Quad,  MCC, Planetarium, Registration & Student Services,  VPAC

De Anza College performed an evacuation drill.


February 25, 2011 - Evacuation Drill - A Quad, Administration, Flint Center, Library, Learning Center West 

De Anza College performed an  evacuation drill for the above areas.


November 19, 2010 - Evacuation Drill - S quad, E quad and Science Center

De Anza College performed an evacuation drill for the Science Center, S & E Quads on Friday, November 19, 2010 at 10:15 a.m.


October 29, 2010 - Building Monitor Trainings

On October 29, 2010 De Anza College held its fourth building monitor training. Please click on this link to view the training materials.


August 16, 2010 - Crisis Action Team Training

Joe Horton, the College's Emergency Management Consultant, met with the Crisis Action Team members and presented an overview of the NIMS/SEMS plan, explained the responsibilities of the crisis action team members, and conducted a scenario based table top exercise.


June 2009 - Stryker Evacuation Chair Training

Training Video

In-service DVD from Mary Sullivan, Health Service (408-864-8733). Remember - instructions are illustrated on back of each evacuation chair

Please click here for the location of the chairs.


September 18, 2008 - Emergency Preparation and Personal Safety

Foothill-De Anza Opening Day Workshop. Presenter: Chief Ronald Levine. Learn how to be ready to deal with emergency situations at both work and home. Suggestions and tips on what to have on hand in your classroom, car and home.


September 4, 2008 - Educause Webcast
Emergency Preparedness: Leveraging IT for Safety and Security
Special Guest: Major Jay Gruber, Department of Public Safety, University of Maryland
Topic: Emergency Preparedness: Leveraging IT for Safety and Security
Date: September 4, 2008
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET (12:00 p.m. CT, 11:00 a.m. MT, 10:00 a.m. PT).
Duration: 1 hour
September is National Emergency Preparedness Month, an opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of emergency preparedness in homes, workplaces, colleges and universities, and communities. Institutions of higher education across the country are fine-tuning and test-driving their emergency preparedness plans, testing their emergency notification systems, and conducting awareness sessions for students, faculty, and staff. They are also exploring how they can better leverage information and communications technologies to help them address every phase of emergency management: prevention-mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. The University of Maryland is taking a comprehensive approach to protecting its human, physical, and cyber assets and is exploring the use of social networking to enhance communication with stakeholders.

August 19, 2008 - Campus Wide Building Evacuation Drill

On Tuesday, August 19, 2008 between 9 a.m. and noon, the campus conducted an emergency training drill which included the activation of the campus building monitors, medical staff, crisis action team (CAT), emergency operations center (EOC) and the ARK.

This drill was conducted in accordance with the De Anza College emergency preparedness plan which is in compliance with the California and Federal Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD-5).

Marsha Hovey, the Emergency Preparedness Coordinator for the City of Cupertino along with many CERT volunteers participated in the training drill.

July 29 & 31, 2008 - Building Monitor Trainings
In preparation for the building evacuation drill on August 19, 2008 from 9 am - noon the campus held two further building monitor training sessions.The two sessions were held on July 29th and July 31st.

The training:
* reviewed and clarified information from the December 2007 simulated evacuation drill
* updated the building monitor checklists & guidelines based on feedback from the December 2007 drill
* gave specific details on the August 19th drill
* performed a physical walk-through to demonstrate how to evacuate a building
* Q&A

Click here to download the Training PowerPoint Presentation


December 18, 2007 - Simulated Building Monitor Evacuation Drill and Crisis Action Team Activation
As a part of De Anza College's ongoing emergency preparedness training the campus conducted a simulated evacuation drill on December 18, 2007. Building monitors were contacted by phone and given the emergency scenario. Building Monitors walked their areas to simulate an evacuation. On completion of the walk-through, the building monitors reported back to the Crisis Action Team. Concurrently, the Crisis Action Team conducted a scenario based table top exercise. There was a joint building monitor and Crisis Action Team debrief after the drill.
December 17, 2007 - Building Monitor Training
As a part of De Anza College's ongoing emergency preparedness training the campus presented a practical, hands-on training session for building monitors.

The College's emergency management consultant, Joe Horton,  conducted the training on December 17 in preparation for the campus -wide simulated building evacuation drill on December 18, 2007.

The training:
* reviewed the contents of the building monitor emergency bags
* reviewed the De Anza College emergency preparedness plan
* provided an in-depth review of building monitor duties & responsibilities.

Emergency Web site
Contact: Sally Gore
Phone: 408.864.8758

Last Updated: 10/18/17