To report a brush fire, at the Malibu campus and at all other domestic University campuses, call 911. Then call the Department of Public Safety at (310) 506- 4441.
Give your name and the location of the fire. Do not hang up until the dispatcher tells you to do so.
If you are outdoors, seek shelter in a safe nearby building.
If you are indoors, close all windows and doors; open all curtains and blinds. Relocate all combustibles away from windows. If time permits, back up important files from your computer hard drive to a disk that you can take with you. Turn off and unplug all electrical equipment.
If the fire is large, you may be instructed at the Malibu campus to proceed to a designated relocation area (typically Tyler Campus Center). At the relocation area, report to your RA or your Residential Emergency Response Team (RERT) member.
Because of road closures, traffic congestion, and the possibility that the fire may outrun you, it is normally not advisable to leave the Malibu campus during a brush fire. This is referred to as “sheltering-in-place.” For more information on “sheltering-in-place” please see the Shelter-in-Place page which includes a video explaining the practice and how we do so at Pepperdine’s Malibu campus.
If instructed to relocate, do not return to the vacated location until instructed to do so by Public Safety or public agency personnel.