UW Incident Timeline 1949-Present
The University of Washington Seattle Campus has an average daily population that rivals any mid-sized city in the United States. We have our share of daily emergencies and incidents that are well managed through the professionals in our Campus Police department and the City of Seattle Fire Department.
We occasionally have incidents that go above and beyond the daily norm.
It’s important that we never forget these incidents. They often represent a nexus of our worst days and our finest hours in service and sacrifice to the public. In remembering these incidents, we remember the lives these incidents have touched and in some cases have taken. In that remembrance, we always seek to be better prepared for tomorrow.
~UW Emergency Management Staff
PS- Special thanks to NOAA, the National Weather Service, the OWSC and other groups who help us keep this list accurate.