Past UWEM Events

11/06/2007 2nd Annual UW Building Emergency Responder Summit

UWEM, in cooperation with C&C, Media Relations & Communications, hosted the 2nd Annual UW Building Emergency Responder Summit on Tuesday, November 6, 2007. Click here for all the details (time, location, agenda). This event was open to all UW staff, but primarily for staff responsible for building safety and disaster response (Building Coordinators, Evacuation Wardens, UW CERT, Department Administrators, Health & Safety Committee members…). The focus of this year’s summit was on campus crisis communication: how information on critical campus events are transmitted to key building staff. Staff was updated on new and proposed processes and tools on how we communicate with our campus population. You may also download a copy of the Powerpoint Presentation and a copy of the Crisis Communications Technology Toolbox resources available on campus.


10/24/2006 Building Emergency Responder Summit

UWEM, in cooperation with UW Police, Facilities Services, EH&S and Seattle Fire, hosted the 1st Building Responder Summit on Tuesday, October 24, 2006. This event was open to all UW staff, but primarily for staff responsible for building safety and disaster response (Building Coordinators, Evacuation Wardens, UW CERT, Department Administrators, Health & Safety Committee members…)


10/11/2006 QuakeFest

Are you REALLY ready for “The Big One” or even smaller earthquakes or emergencies? Come to QuakeFest and find out what you need to do to be prepared for earthquakes, storms, the pandemic flu, and the latest disaster du jour. This fun and informational event will include exhibits on personal preparedness and what the UW is doing to be disaster resistant. Along with UW Emergency Management and other campus departments, King County, City of Seattle, NOAA, the American Red Cross and other agencies will be on hand to help you be better prepared for all emergencies. Exhibits/presentations will show you how to build a disaster plan & kit; safeguard your home against earthquakes; & minimize your exposure to the flu. The Burke Museum and UW Seismology Lab will have an exhibit on the Puget Sound region’s earthquakes; and NOAA will be on hand to tell you all about our northwest weather. For more in depth information, see the demos on emergency preparedness for seniors and people with special needs; what to do until help arrives; and first aid for pets.


01/27/2005 Symposium 2005: Best Practices in Risk Reduction for Colleges and Universities

This two-day symposium/workshop was designed specifically for emergency professionals serving colleges and universities. Over 30 workshops and seminars were led by nationally recognized experts in emergency management, business continuity and crisis communications. Participants were provided innovative approaches to disaster preparedness in institutions of higher learning - We heard from and question experts on cutting edge successful hazard mitigation techniques - Talked to and networked with fellow peers from other institutions of higher learning - Learned how you can set up and support an Office of Emergency Management - Take home a “toolkit” for building a Disaster Resistant University - Click here for more information on the event.