UCLA Extension


ucla-entrance_Safety-PageUniversity of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is located in Westwood Village, one of the safest neighborhoods in Los Angeles. Surrounding Westwood Village are upscale cities such as Bel Air, Beverly Hills, Century City, Brentwood, and Santa Monica. Most students and residents get around in Westwood on foot; however, three major bus companies serve Westwood and UCLA and take passengers to and from all parts of the city.

  • Get familiar with simple emergency procedures, by visiting the website of the UCLA Emergency Management Office.
  • If you have difficulty speaking English during times of stress, write down the information you will need to give doctors, police officers, or other emergency workers.
  • Get to know some of your neighbors. People are more likely to help someone they know than a stranger. People are also more likely to “watch over” your home in your absence if they know you.
  • California experiences earthquakes but most are very small. Still, you should be prepared by having food and water, plus a flashlight on hand.


Emergency Services 911: You may dial 9-1-1 from any phone to reach emergency services. If dialed from a cell phone, 9-1-1 reaches the California Highway Patrol, a state agency that principally patrols the freeways. If dialed from a landline, 9-1-1 reaches an emergency center that automatically identifies your precise location, and can dispatch police, fire or ambulance.


The Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center is located in the heart of Westwood Village. The hospital is a 10-story, 525-bed comprehensive and advanced healthcare facility. UCLA Health

Fire Department

Los Angeles Fire Department, Station 37 (Westwood–UCLA)
1090 Veteran Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90024