UW Emergency Management

September 20, 2017

What UWEM can do for YOU!

As National Preparedness Month comes to a close, we wanted to share with you the services that UW Emergency Management offers the UW community all 100% free of charge.


Earthquake Awareness and Personal Preparedness presentations (30-45 min)

Consider scheduling an Earthquake Awareness and Personal Preparedness presentation at your next all-staff meeting. Although typically 30-45 minutes, this talk is 100% customizable for time and audience.

Mitigation Walkthroughs

Ever wonder how your work space will hold up to an earthquake? Why not have an outsider come check it out with eyes trained to notice earthquake-specific threats or concerns! This service is entirely informational (not regulatory in any way) and is intended to spread awareness of simple and cost-effective methods of non-structural mitigation. Time needed varies on the size of the department, but typically 45-60 minutes should cover it.

BARC planning & Husky Ready

UWEM pays annually for an online program designed specifically for colleges to plan for the unthinkable. BARC stands for Business, Academic, and Research Continuity, so no matter which department you represent at the University of Washington, we can help you plan how to get back to work as soon as possible after an earthquake or other major emergency on campus.

Just about any other customized training

We are here to serve you – our community! Let us know what you would like help with in terms of emergency readiness, and we will do our best to accommodate you! Some past examples include:

  • Table-top exercises (TTX) in which we walk your department through a “bad-day” scenario, usually with a PowerPoint, and facilitate discussion in order to determine strengths, weaknesses, and action items for improvement
  • Incident Command System (ICS) training in order to better prepare Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and Unit Response Center (URC) volunteers
  • EOC Tour and Introduction to Emergency Management for any and all (but usually safety teams) interested in what we do over here in UW Tower!
Get started today by emailing us at disaster@uw.edu!