What should I do if there is an emergency, fire, earthquake, or immediate safety concern?

In the event of an emergency, contact the USC Department of Public Safety (DPS) immediately at (213) 740-4321, then call the Annenberg Building Emergency Response Team (BERT) at (213) 740-5297. Our BERT team includes TechOps who assist with building evacuation and coordinate a response with DPS.

For detailed instructions for what to do during a power outage, episode of civil unrest, earthquake or fire, please refer to the attached PDF.

For all USC emergency information, we encourage you to visit the University website or call (213) 740-9233 with any questions or concerns. In order to receive automatic emergency notifications click here and sign up.


For more information place a request, call (213) 740-5297, or visit ANN L103 or ASC 124.