UW Emergency Management

October 20, 2021

Great UW ShakeOut 2021 is coming!

WHY? Over the past year-and-a-half, our world has been impacted by the COVID-19 global pandemic.  Let’s switch gears, even if just for one hour, and put our thoughts toward something more pleasant… how about a catastrophic earthquake!  All kidding aside, did you know that the biggest natural hazard threat here in the Pacific Northwest are…


December 22, 2015

Holiday Hours for UWEM Office

To allow UWEM staff to enjoy the Christmas and New Years holidays with their families, UWEM will observe limited on-campus staff coverage on the following dates this year:  December 24 and December 31.  In case of a campus-wide emergency or incident, please call our 24/7 UWEM Duty Officer phone at 206-765-7192.   HAPPY HOLIDAYS !


November 26, 2021

2021 and 2022 Personal Preparedness Courses

UWEM is pleased to announce the annual schedule for our Personal Preparedness Course.  For the first time, this will be a virtual offering to accommodate individuals that may be remote, as well as provide convenience for attendees. UW EOC tours are not being offered at this time. Please email disaster@uw.edu to sign up today! Whether…


October 20, 2021

2021 Great ShakeOut: What’s rumbing at the UW?

Join millions of others nationally (and globally) on Thursday, October 21, 2021 at ~10:21am in the annual GREAT SHAKEOUT earthquake drill.  The UW is one of dozens of other organizations, companies, schools and government agencies in Washington State to participate yet again this year. While the UW’s participation is voluntary (by building, department, campus, etc…),…


October 5, 2021

Virtual Tabletop Exercises

In August, UW Emergency Management and UW Intercollegiate Athletics partnered to deliver the annual UW Football tabletop exercise.  This exercise has been a standing tabletop exercise for a number of years, providing upper campus departments and external stakeholders the opportunity to collaborate and test pre-existing plans relating to a UW football home game.  In previous…


July 13, 2021

Hottest Day Ever in Seattle (June 28, 2021)

On June 28, 2021, the third day of a withering heat wave in the Pacific Northwest, the temperature in Seattle soars to 108 degrees, an all-time record. The reading is recorded at nearby Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, which began keeping official records for Seattle in November 1948, and the 108-degree mark is the city’s highest temperature…


June 24, 2021

How to join the ERC meeting using Zoom: Instructions & Link

The following instructions will show you how to remotely connect (view/hear) to the proceedings of the UW’s Emergency Readiness Committee, or ERC, via your computer, telephone, laptop, tablet or even smartphone. The standard start time for ERC meetings is at 1:30 pm PDT/PST and most meetings are 2-hours in length (max).  Most meetings end between…


March 11, 2021

New BARC Peer-to-Peer Network is live! New Intro to HuskyReady course coming soon

The new Microsoft Teams BARC site is live! This peer-to-peer site was created for Plan Managers and Plan Editors from across the UW campuses, including Cascadia College, to share information and best practices regarding continuity planning and plan maintenance.  We hope that this collaborative tool will be a useful resources to enhance the resiliency of the…


September 4, 2020

2020 ERC Proposed Charter Amendments

The attached was presented to the ERC at their regularly-scheduled meeting on September 4, 2020.  It was open for voting from September 4-11, 2020.  Only core members may vote on Charter amendments 2020-ERC-Charter-Task-Force-REport


June 30, 2020

UW Online Intro to Personal Preparedness Course

Our friends at the UW Facilities Training Center have worked diligently to create an online version to the Intro to Personal Preparedness course.  This course will help to assist you in creating a personal preparedness plan and improve emergency and disaster preparedness across all three UW campuses.  This course can be used in as a…


May 27, 2020

UW COVID-19 Recovery: EOC Objectives

As the University of Washington transitioned from the first wave of COVID-19 pandemic response, to short-term recovery in late May 2020, the UW’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC), changed its status to  Level 3 (low Impact event, limited staff) with limited direct support to the ongoing incident.  The virtual EOC established three objectives as part of…


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