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Emergency Containers

Find out how campus emergency containers assist first responders and the community.

emergency containerUC San Diego maintains 13 shipping containers with emergency food, shelter and medical supplies in various locations throughout the campus. Campus Emergency Response Team (CERT) volunteers open and activate the emergency containers, establishing outposts during emergencies or disasters. UC San Diego currently has one of the largest CERT programs in all the UC system and in San Diego County.

When you see emergency containers around campus, please follow these guidelines: 

  • Avoid obstructing containers (i.e., staging equipment near or on sides and doors).
  • Contact the police department or EH&S if you notice a vandalized container or safety hazard.
  • Emergency container use is restricted to trained CERT members.

Container Locations

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