Emergency Information

Safety Trainings for Students, Faculty and Staff

Upcoming Events: Fall 2017  

Oct. 17 and 18
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.


Oct. 19
Earthquake Drill: "The Great California Shakeout" 

More than 5 million Californians are expected to participate in the Great California Shakeout, a statewide earthquake preparedness exercise on Thursday, Oct. 19. 

At 10:10 a.m. on Thursday, the Foothill-De Anza District Police  will issue an earthquake drill "alert" via the emergency text alert system. Any class or work area that wishes to participate may conduct a brief practice of the “Drop, Cover, Hold On” procedure and hold a short discussion about earthquake safety.

More information is available on the website of the Earthquake Country Alliance, including

Earthquake Country Alliance members include the U.S. Geological Survey, Governor's Office of Emergency Services, California Earthquake Authority and the California Department of Education.

Questions about the earthquake drill may be directed to Jeff Schlesinger, deputy chief and emergency manager for the Foothill-De Anza Community College District Police Department, 408.864.5466 or


Previous training and preparedness projects:



Nov. 15-16, 2016 "Run, Hide, Defend" Training
Jan. 25-28, 2016 "Run, Hide, Defend" Training
October 29, 2015 Run-Hide-Defend Training
October 27, 2015 Run-Hide-Defend Training
October 22, 2015 Run-Hide-Defend Training
October 20, 2015 Run-Hide-Defend Training
May 26, 2015 Relocate EOC to MLC & Stock MLC Closet
April 1, 2015 AEDs - Medical Oversight
October 29, 2014 AEDs - Locations on Campus Discussion
June 11, 2014 Telephone Paging System Replacement Project
May 9, 2014 Emergency Operations Center - Positional Training
December 4, 2013 Emergency Phone Contact Flyers Discussion/Planning
September 10, 2013 Emergency Prep Review
January 20, 2013 Emergency Phone Paging Discussion
December 11, 2012 Emergency Prep Discussion/Planning
May 31-June1, 2012 Safety Training Workshops - Active Shooter Survival
October 21 & 22, 2011 Cupertino Citywide Disaster Drill
October 14, 2011 Citizen's CPR Class
July 21, 2011 Evacuation Drill - CDC, Kirsch Center, G building,  PE Quad, sports fields. Moulaged victims. Opened ARK. Triage drill.
July 14, 2011 Evacuation Prep meeting for 7/21/11 drill
May 20, 2011 Evacuation Drill - ATC, Baldwin Winery, Campus Center,  CHC, Forum, L Quad,  MCC, Planetarium, Registration & Student Services,  SEM, VPAC
May 12, 2011 Evacuation Prep meeting for 5/20/11 drill
February 25, 2011 Evacuation Drill - A Quad, Administration, Flint Center, Library, Learning Center West 
February 17, 2011 Evacuation Prep meeting for 2/25/11 drill
November 19, 2010 Evacuation Drill - S quad, E quad and Science Center
October 29, 2010 Building Monitor Training
August, 16, 2010 Crisis Action Team Training

June 1, 2009

Stryker Evacuation Chair Training

September 18, 2008

Emergency Preparation and Personal Safety Workshop

September 4, 2008

Educause Webcast - Emergency Preparedness

August 19, 2008

Campus Wide Building Evacuation Drill

July 29 & 31, 2008

Building Monitor Trainings

December 18, 2007

Simulated Building Evacuation Drill and Crisis Action Team (CAT) Activation

December 17, 2007

Building Monitor Training

September 11, 2007 

Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Staff Meeting

August 14, 2007

DRCCC SEMS Executive Training & Hazard, Vulnerability & Risk Assessment Workshop (Sacramento)

August 21, 2006

EOC District wide Drill

August 3, 2006

SEMS & EOC Documentation Training (4 hours)

June 5, 2006

EOC Table Top Exercise and Video of Simulated Media Interviews

November 9-14, 2005

EOC Setup

May 6, 2005

Building Monitor Evacuation Training

March 11, 2005

Emergency Home Preparedness Workshop

November 5, 2004

Full EOC Exercise

November 4, 2004

SEMS & EOC Documentation Training (4 hours)

April 5, 2002

SEMS Training and EOC Exercise Drill




Emergency Web site
Contact: Sally Gore
Phone: 408.864.8758

Last Updated: 10/9/17