If a life-threatening situation or emergency arises, dial 911 immediately.
In case of an accident or medical emergency at SFAI, notify the Studio Manager or nearest staff person and the security guard and refer to the Medical Emergency Procedures posted throughout the facilities. Fire alarms are located throughout campus, and students should become familiar with their locations. School closures and reopenings due to emergencies will be publicized on the SFAI website and in the local media.
Fire + Safety
Emergency evacuation drills are held regularly in accordance with fire department guidelines.
Life Threatening Accidents or Medical Emergencies
Active Threat of Violence—Shelter in Place
Call 911 (or 9-911 From SFAI Phones)
Give address and a description of the emergency. If there are other people around, direct someone to alert the Security Officer on duty.
Address to Fort Mason Campus:
San Francisco Art Institute, Fort Mason Campus
2 Marina Blvd, Pier 2
SF, CA 94123
Closest Hospital Emergency Services:
California Pacific Medical Center - Pacific Campus
2333 Buchanan St, San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: 415-600-3333 / 24 Hrs Emergency Room
Timely Warning Policy
When there is a fire or other major emergency requiring evacuation, employees and other people within the facility will be alerted by a horn/strobe alarm system. In lesser or localized emergencies, SFAI has a public address system able to reach all areas of the school.
In the event that a situation arises, whether on campus or off, that in the judgment of the Director of Operations, constitutes an ongoing or continuing threat, a campus wide timely warning will be issued. This warning will be issued through Everbridge, our emergency alert system, which delivers messages in real time through text message, phone call, and email message. These electronic communications will alert community members to the type of emergency and how to respond. Any person who has information about an incident that might warrant a timely warning should contact the Chestnut Street Security Office at 415.624.5529.
We will occasionally issue emergency notifications through this same system to notify the campus community of emergencies that do not pose a threat but about which community members should be informed. You can update your contact preferences for timely warnings and emergency notifications by logging in to WebAdvisor and selecting Everbridge.
School closures and reopenings due to emergencies will be publicized online at www.sfai.edu and through alerts using the campus mass notification system.
The receptionist will have current information regarding SFAI program closures and re-openings. If the switchboard is not functioning due to lack of power, 415-771-7020 will function as a single line for emergency calls into and out of SFAI. If students are dislocated temporarily due to an emergency situation, they should attempt to notify the Student Affairs office.
Reporting Criminal Actions or Emergencies
Any staff, faculty, student, or visitor at SFAI who witnesses or is informed about a crime or emergency occurring or having occurred on SFAI’s campus should immediately inform appropriate SFAI staff.
At Chestnut Street, during regular office hours (Monday–Friday, 9:00 am–5:00 pm), crimes or emergencies should be reported to the Facilities Office at x4570 or x4506, or the security guard at x4537. If the situation warrants immediate emergency personnel (such as paramedics), dial 911 immediately. During evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays, criminal actions or emergencies should be reported, after dialing 911 immediately, to the security guard on duty. The security guard sits in the security office on the main level when not on rounds. Guards can be reached from an internal phone either at x4537 or at 9.624.5529 (mobile); or, from an outside line, either at 415.749.4537 or at 415.624.5529 (mobile).
At the Fort Mason Campus, criminal actions or activities should be reported to the security staff on duty. Security can be reached at 415.351.3577 or by cell at 415.912.0091.
Reports should include as much detail as possible, including time, date, location of the incident and a detailed description of what occurred.
The SFAI staff person receiving the report of a crime or emergency shall report it to local authorities. SFAI staff will determine whether to verify or investigate the reported crime or emergency before reporting it to local authorities, depending on whether the crime or emergency has already occurred or is in progress, the nature of the reported crime or emergency, or the perceived reliability of the report. SFAI encourages persons reporting crimes or emergencies to identify themselves when making such reports. SFAI will act on reports made anonymously although lack of identification may impair the verifiability of the incident.
The SFAI staff person receiving the report shall gather all information available with regard to the reported crime or activity, including the nature of the crime or activity, the person(s) involved, the time of occurrence, witness(es), and any other information. Such information will be recorded in writing and shall also be made available to local authorities. Written records of reported crimes or emergencies shall be maintained by the Facilities Office manager.
Missing Person Policy
The Assistant Dean of Students will notify the Dean of Students who will initiate whatever action deemed appropriate under the specific incident's circumstances. If the Dean of Students, after investigation, determines that a residential student has been missing for more than 24 hours, the Institute will, within 24 hours after making such a determination, notify both the student’s designated contact person and local law enforcement that the student is missing. If such student is under the age of 18 and is unemancipated, the Institute will also notify the student’s parent or legal guardian within the 24 hour period after the Dean of Students has determined that the student is missing. Any notification to parents, legal guardians, designated contacts, or local law enforcement will be made by the Dean of Students or their designee.
If it has been less than 24 hours, and the student's absence does not appear irregular or suspicious, a note will be left at the student's room requesting that they contact a staff member immediately upon their return. If at the 24 hour mark the student still has not returned or contacted a staff member, then the above stated actions will take place. Reports of students missing from off-campus will be referred to the police department having jurisdiction over the student’s local residence, if known, or the student’s permanent residence if a local residence cannot be determined. For students who do not reside in campus provided housing, they will have the option of filling out a Missing Person’s Form.