UW Emergency Management

UW Emergency Management

UW Emergency Management (UWEM) is one of eight Facilities Services departments.  We provide technical and custom services to the entire institution, including individual and group training, orientations, consultative sessions, seminars and orientation materials as they relate to major campus crises, disasters and major emergency incidents.  With input from our stakeholders, we facilitate the development and implementation of institution-wide, department and individual protection programs and projects that promote disaster resilience, planning, training, mitigation, response, prevention and recovery for all-hazards.

  • Eli King elected IAEM Region 10 Vice President

    September 20, 2018

    Eli King, CEM, UWEM's plans, training and exercise manager, was recently elected by her peers to the position of Vice President for Region 10 of the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM).  Region10Region X includes the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska.  In this role, Ms. King will have help shape and influence local, regional and national emergency management policies that impact everyone impacted by disasters and crises.  Ms. King officially assumes her new role as Vice President on October 25, 2018 for a term of 1-year.  Congratulations Eli!

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  • Exercise Public Announcement from UW Emergency Management

    September 13, 2018

    UW Emergency Management is conducting a Full-Scale Exercise that will take place Friday, September 14, 2018, in and around UW Medical Center and UW Health Sciences (Pacific Tower, the I and K wings) in the south campus area. The full-scale exercise will start at 8 am and will last approximately 6 hours (concluded approximately around 2 pm).

    The UW Earthquake Response Teams are made up of the ATC-20 (assess the structural integrity of buildings); PEAT (pre-entry assessment team – manages potential hazardous materials spills); and RAT (Rapid Access Team – assess needs of animals). The exercise is being conducted to enhance the overall resiliency of the University and to improve the overall preparedness of the response to an earthquake event.

    This exercise is intended to simulate a 5.2 magnitude earthquake that has affected the Puget Sound Region specifically the UW Seattle Campus. Exercise participants will work through simulated structure integrity assessments and hazardous materials (HAZMAT) response. THIS IS ONLY AN EXERCISE AND NOT A REAL RESPONSE.

    The Earthquake Response Teams will be wearing personal protective response gear as they would in a real-world response to the “affected area” on the campus. For the safety of the response teams, the exercise and exercise areas will be closed to UW students, faculty, staff, and the public. We ask for your patience and support if the exercise disrupts your daily routine.

    UWEM thanks you all for your support of this important exercise for the University.

    Thank you

    UW Emergency Management Team