UW Emergency Management
- Download the Seattle Campus emergency procedures poster (Legal size)
- Download the emergency procedures poster (8.5 x 11)
- Download the UW-Bothell emergency procedures poster
- Download the UW-Tacoma emergency procedures poster
Building Evacuation information
- Evacuate the building using the nearest exit (or alternate if nearest exit is blocked).
- Do not use elevators.
- Take personal belongings (keys, purses, wallets, etc.).
- Secure any hazardous materials or equipment before leaving.
- Follow directions given by evacuation wardens.
- Go to Evacuation Assembly Point (EAP) designated in your building’s evacuation plan and on building emergency evacuation signs.
- Assist people with disabilities.
- Drop, Cover and Hold-on under a table or desk or against an inside wall – not in a doorway – until the shaking stops.
- After the shaking stops, check yourself and others for injuries and move toward the nearest exit or alternate.
- Evacuate the building.
- Do not leave the area/campus without reporting your status to your instructor, building coordinator or fire/floor warden.
- Go to your nearest campus Mass Assembly Area for more information and critical updates.
- Remain calm; provide assistance to others if necessary.
- Move cautiously to a lighted area. Exits may be indicated by lighted signs if the emergency power is operating.
- Turn off and unplug computers and other voltage-sensitive equipment.
- For information about a prolonged outage, got the UW’s Emergency Blog (https://emergency.uw.edu/), call UW 206-897-INFO (4636) hotline or, for regional outages, tune to KOMO radio 1000 AM
- Activate the nearest fire alarm pull station and call 9-1-1 if possible.
- Evacuate the building.
- Do not enter building until authorized by emergency personnel.
- Do not physically confront the person.
- Do not let anyone into a locked building/office.
- Do not block the person’s access to an exit.
- Call 9-1-1. Provide as much information as possible about the person and their direction of travel.
- Do not touch or disturb object.
- Call 9-1-1.
- Notify your supervisor and/or the building coordinator.
- Be prepared to evacuate
Hazardous materials release
- If an emergency or if anyone is in danger, call 9-1-1.
- Move to a safe location.
- Follow the instructions of emergency personnel.
- Alert others to stay clear of the area.
- Notify emergency personnel if you have been exposed to or have information about the release.