Emergency Resources & Plans

AlertSU is Stanford University's emergency notification system used to communicate time-sensitive information during an emergency event affecting campus.  Upon receipt of an AlertSU message, notify others in your immediate vicinity to ensure they are also aware of the situation and the recommended safety precautions. For more information about the AlertSU system, please visit the AlertSU FAQ page.  Students can verify their contact information in Axess and staff & faculty can verify their information in StanfordYou.

Other avenues that might be used to inform the community about critical incidents include:

School of Medicine’s Emergency Management Program
The Emergency Management Program is responsible for disaster mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery programs that ensure the highest level of service is maintained during any type of disaster.  Visit the School of Medicine’s Emergency Management website for more information.

School of Medicine’s Department Emergency Plan
The School of Medicine’s Department Emergency Plan provides information regarding the following:

  • Air Quality/Wildfire Smoke
  • Bomb Threats, Suspicious Devices and Explosions
  • Building Evacuation
  • Chilled Water Curtailment
  • Earthquake
  • Fire
  • Hazardous Materials/Spills
  • Hostile Intruder/Active Threat
  • Influenza/Pandemic Influenza
  • Medical Emergency/Illness or Injury
  • Power Outage
  • Shelter in Place
  • Water Leaks and Water Damage


View or download the PDF of the Department Emergency Plan here.

Emergency Assembly Point (EAP)
In the event of a building evacuation of the Sherman Fairchild Science Building, please meet at the Emergency Assembly Point (EAP).  The Department of Microbiology & Immunology’s EAP is the 3rd palm tree as noted in the map below; which is adjacent to the Herb Garden.

For department personnel in other locations, consult with your building’s facilities manager to determine where your EAP is located at.

Upon arriving at the EAP, please check in with your lab manager/safety contact.  Your lab manager/safety contact will notify the department’s Emergency Response Team (ERT) of any individuals that are not accounted for.  Members of the ERT can be identified by the bright red vests that they will be wearing.  Do not re-enter the building until the all clear is issued by SoM Security.