UW Emergency Management

April 18, 2018

UWEM hosts a week of trainings

Last week on Tuesday, April 10tth and Wednesday, April 11th at the UW Facilities Services Training Center two classes participated in the Incident Command System (ICS) Combo Course. The audience for these training we20180418_113044re members of Unit Response Centers (URCs), Emergency Operations Center (EOC) responders, and members of the Pre-entry Assessment Team (PEAT), Rapid Assessment Team (RAT), post-earthquake building safety evaluation team (ACT-20 teams). In both courses, everyone learned what is the Incident Command System and why the University of Washington is required to use it to manage all incidents and planned events on campus.20180418_112500

During the course, the participants worked in small groups to plan an event using the ICS terms, roles, and responsibilities they learned. Each group developed an organizational chart, talked through the roles and functions of what a planned event needed to be successful. The small groups in each class developed plans to host a cat fashion show, music festival, fireworks show, and high school science fair. The in-person facilitated course allows people to ask questions of the instructors who are subject matter experts in the field of emergency management and other first responder agencies. We had instructors from WA-Tech, City of Seattle Emergency Management, City of Redmond, and our own UWEM Training Manager.

Instructor Class

UWEM also hosted a FEMA Instructor Workshop over the weekend of April 13-15 at the Facilities Services Training Center, The National Center for Biomedical Research and Training (NCBRT) delivered the three-day training with great instructors. Many of the instructors were from the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center (NDPTC) who also have delivered training here at UW.


Last week was a wonderful week of training. UWEM will be hosting another set of Incident Command System (ICS) courses later in the fall, for more information about training opportunities contact Eli King Plans, Training, Exercise, & EOC Ops Manager eliking@uw.edu 206-897-188.