• About Us

  • Mission Statement

    The Office of Emergency Services of the Los Angeles Unified School District is dedicated to assuring that all District employees and students are prepared to respond to any emergency threat or hazard in a reasonable and responsible way and thus ensure that the highest level of safety during an incident is achieved. Building a resilience-focused culture of emergency readiness throughout LA Unified.


    • Providing subject matter expertise and coordination of disaster efforts.
    • Strengthening readiness capabilities and capacity through planning, training/exercise, and preparedness campaigns.
    • Building effective programs and ongoing program management through the review and update of guidance and policy documents, program data analysis and evaluation.

    The Office of Emergency Services in the Division of District Operations provides emergency management for LAUSD. The office oversees the Integrated Safe School Plan system and provides guidance to schools for emergency response protocols, supplies and emergency drills. The STEPS program and the award-winning YOYO 7 campaign are both products of this office.

    The LAUSD Emergency Operations Center is managed by the Office of Emergency Services, which also provides representation to LA City and LA County and coordinates with other agencies in a large emergency. The office also coordinates the use of schools as public emergency shelters managed by the American Red Cross. WE ARE READY AND RESILIENT.

  • Useful Links

Secure online and mobile access to LAUSD school safety plans and maps is now available for local first responder agencies. Contact Jill Barnes at jill.barnes@lausd.net to establish access for your agency.

First responder agencies also have access to the LAUSD Staff/Responder Emergency Plan app. Check the Emergency Plan Apps for LAUSD tab on the home page for details.

AlertLA - LA County emergency alerts

City of Los Angeles Emergency Management Department

Los Angeles City Fire Department Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

Los Angeles County Office of Emergency Management

NotifyLA - Los Angeles City emergency alerts

Red Cross of Los Angeles

Southern California Earthquake Center



California Office of Emergency Services

Earthquake Country Information



  • About Our Office

    Jill Barnes, Ed.D, CEM
    Executive Emergency Strategist

    333 South Beaudry Ave. 23th Floor
    Los Angeles, CA 90017
    Fax: 213-241-8950