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February 4, 2019

Looking for UW Snowstorm Information??

So, you just got the text that your UW campus has suspended operations and were wondering … “What exactly does that mean?!”  Or maybe you were curious about the status of your bus route, if the street outside your office/classroom has been plowed, or how you should prepare for a cold night without heat?  Well,…


January 27, 2019

The Votes are in — Scott Nelson is the new 2019-2020 ERC Chair !!

CONGRATULATIONS to Scott D. Nelson, who recently was elected as the 2019-2020 Chair of the UW’s Emergency Readiness Committee (ERC)! In this role, Scott will guide the ERC in providing strategic input to the UWEM Department and assisting in improving the UW’s overall disaster resilience.  This 2-year term of service represents the highest honor and…


October 26, 2018

The UW and the ‘Big One’ Will you and your building be ready for the next earthquake?

Check out a recent feature story from the UW’s student newspaper, The Daily, that highlights the recent successes and challenges facing the University of Washington in preparing our institution for the “BIG ONE”…. the major earthquake that is guaranteed to hit Western Washington.  It could happen tomorrow, next year or in 100 years.  We don’t…


October 10, 2018

10/18 at 10:18 am: The Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill

Where will you be on Thursday, October 18th around 10:18 am?  Hopefully, safety tucked away under a desk or table, practicing your “DROP, COVER & HOLD ON” skills.  For the 3rd year in a row, on a building-by-building voluntary basis, thousands of UW staff, faculty and students will once again be participating in the nationwide…


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…



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