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Faculty & Staff Insider

December 9, 2015

“Response to Active Shooter” training and resources

We are all deeply saddened and alarmed by the recent active shooter incidents in San Bernardino, CA, Colorado Springs, CO and Roseburg, OR, among many others across the country. While we believe the chances of serious violence at UW can be reduced through use of UW SafeCampus resources, we know that prevention efforts can never be 100% effective and that it is worthwhile to prepare for the unlikely, but dangerous, situation of an active shooter event here. There are a number of resources available to help you prepare, both individually and as a workgroup.

While preparing yourself and your workplace to respond to such a situation can be confidence-building, it’s stressful to think about such an event happening to you. UW CareLink, our faculty and staff assistance program, is available to help you manage this and other types of work or personal stress you may be experiencing.