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October 8, 2018

Join us for a Personal Preparedness Presentation

Whether you’re ready to build a kit for your family, are worried about the big one, or are trying to better prepare your team to respond to campus after an emergency, personal preparedness is essential to taking care of yourself in any disaster. UW Emergency Management is now offering personal preparedness presentations at the UW…


September 20, 2018

Eli King elected IAEM Region 10 Vice President

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).  Region X includes the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska.  In this role, Ms. King will have help shape and influence local,…


September 13, 2018

Exercise Public Announcement from UW Emergency Management

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 a.m. and will last approximately 6 hours (concluded approximately around…


September 11, 2018

No EOC Tour September 14

UWEM will not be hosting the usual monthly EOC tour on Friday, September 14.  The Emergency Operations Center will be in use for a campus exercise. Please mark your calendars to join us on October 12 at 10 am instead! Starting in October, the subject matter of the EOC tour will shift from campus emergency…


August 28, 2018

Annual UW Indoor Alert Test COMING

UWEM will be coordinating the annual test of the UW’s Indoor Alert System (IAS) on Thursday, September 6th at 7:00 am.  This activity will test the alarm systems in nearly 140 buildings and structures on the main Seattle campus.  Expect to hear brief loud noises, beeps and tones as well as see flashing strobe lights…


July 31, 2018

Build Your Husky Ready Plan in a Year: Month 7

This post is part of a 2018 series breaking the process of business continuity planning for University of Washington departments into monthly tasks to help build a plan in a year.  Last month we detailed the IT systems and applications that are used daily to support business, and that would be used to drive our critical…


June 24, 2018

Build your Husky Ready Plan in a Year: Month 6

This post is part of a 2018 series breaking the process of business continuity planning for University of Washington departments into monthly tasks to help build a plan in a year.  This month we will capture the details about your technology dependencies–both those with central IT and those managed entirely within your team. Next month we…


April 27, 2018

2018 Annual EOC Exercise to include Special Olympics USA and partner jurisdictions

Emergency Management (UWEM) is one of many UW departments who have been planning and preparing for the upcoming 2018 Special Olympic USA games at the UW Seattle campus for nearly 18 months now. We are honored to be working with an organization that empowers communities across the nation! While there have been many e-mails, conference…


April 26, 2018

BARC Planning gets easier while attracting special attention

The Business, Academic, and Research Continuity (BARC) program at the University of Washington is not new. Some of the tools available to help UW departments complete this (sometimes overwhelming) task are! Megan Levy of Emergency Management continues to create a monthly task for departments and schools working to complete their BARC plan – often referred…


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 were members of Unit Response Centers (URCs), Emergency Operations Center (EOC) responders, and members of the Pre-entry Assessment Team (PEAT), Rapid Assessment…



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