UW Emergency Management

October 16, 2018

Great UW ShakeOut 2018 is coming!

WHY? With all the recent catastrophic hurricanes, earthquakes and wildfires impacting the US, let’s talk about the next Great UW ShakeOut. Our biggest natural hazard threat here in the Pacific Northwest is an earthquake. While Washington does not experience earthquakes as frequently as, say, California, when we are hit with the next 7, 8, or…


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 !


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…


April 10, 2020

PPE Guidance for Essential Service Staff for COVID-19

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March 20, 2020

New UW Continuity Checklist Developed Labs & Research Facilities

This is a challenging time for many as we adjust to working under the constraints of the COVID-19 situation and plan for impacts outside of our control, some of which may impact research continuity. In cooperation with the University’s  Environmental Health and Safety Department, and input from the Office of Research, we collectively can provide…


March 9, 2020

FAQs for UW EOC Responders to the COVID-19 Outbreak

What Hours will the EOC be open for in-Person Activity? TBD, but initially we plan on only operating during normal business hours 9 am – 5 pm, M-F. I cannot work everyday in the EOC.  How do I ensure coverage? The EOC operates under the “Rule of 3” principle, meaning that we recommend that every…


March 6, 2020

January 21, 2020 – (TBD): UW’s response to the global coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

When an unknown viral outbreak started in Wuhan, China in mid-December 2019, most Seattle’ites never heard of the (new) novel coronavirus or COVID-19 communicable disease.  Within a month, the virus had spread throughout the world and became a pandemic. The first COVID-19 case in the US was found in Everett on January 21, 2020.  By…


March 5, 2020

UW Emergency Management Strategic Plan

The UW Emergency Readiness Committee formally adopted a five-year strategic plan to guide emergency management across the tri-campuses on 5 March 2020.  This plan will be integral in the success of building resiliency to all-hazards across the university and help to reduce the loss of life, property, and infrastructure.  The university recognizes the need to adapt…


March 3, 2020

CANCELLED: Introduction to BARC Planning Course 13 March 2020

  THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED: Come one, Come all!! UW Emergency Management has developed a training course to assist BARC planning efforts across the university.  This Introduction to BARC Planning course will provide plan managers with training and resources to assist them in preparing their plans by providing concepts of continuity planning, as well as,…


February 20, 2020

How to join the ERC meeting using Zoom: Instructions

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, tablet or even smartphone. ERC meetings usually start at 1:30 pm PDT/PST, but the line will be open starting 30-minutes prior at approximately 1:00 pm. These instructions are valid for…


February 7, 2020

Build Your Plan in a Year

The Build Your Plan in a Year pilot provides one small set of tasks each month for a year, with the goal of enabling a department to build a continuity of operations plan for business, academic and research programs. For more information about the conception and aims of this pilot, please view the blog post,…


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