UW Emergency Management

October 11, 2022

The Great UW ShakeOut 2022 is coming!

WHY? As the world is recovering from the longstanding COVID-19 pandemic, let’s turn our attention back to another threat that could suddenly and dramatically impact our lives… an earthquake!  Did you know that the biggest natural hazard threat here in the Pacific Northwest, is earthquakes? While Washington State does not experience earthquakes as frequently as,…

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 !

October 13, 2022

How Can You Participate in The Great Shakeout?

Millions of individuals around the world will be participating in the 2022 Great Shakeout and we hope that you will join them.  Participation in the drill is not limited to conducting a Drop, Cover, Hold On drill, there are many other ways that you can participate as well.  Below are just some of the ways…

September 29, 2022

WE’VE MOVED!!! A New Era Begins for Campus Safety

(Sept. 28, 2022)  It’s official. A brand-new organization at the UW was launched today with the establishment of the UW Division of Campus Community Safety. UWEM, along with UW Police (Seattle campus) and  Safe Campus, is now part of a consolidated organization with a common, shared Mission.  The new Division is a result of a…

August 30, 2022

We’re Hiring Again! Continuity & Resiliency Program Manager

After a long hiatus (thanks a lot, pandemic!), we are happy to announce that the UW is actively recruiting a CONTINUITY & RESILIENCY PROGRAM MANAGER.  As the University’s lead continuity manager and training subject matter expert, this position will provide leadership on technical and practical tools for UW researchers, administrators, faculty and staff in the…

January 26, 2022

Updated Emergency Procedures Posters for the UW-Seattle Campus

UWEM recently updated the UW Seattle-campus Emergency Procedures Poster. In 2002, UW Emergency Management received a one-time FEMA grant that funded the initial development, printing and installation of over 2,000 “Emergency Procedures Posters” on the Seattle campus. Posters were placed in general use classrooms, auditoriums, laboratories and other public gathering spaces. Buildings constructed after 2003…

January 8, 2022

Business, Academic, and Research Continuity Planning Support and Technical Services

This is to serve notice to continuity plan managers that effective immediately all BARC technical assistance and support is suspended until further notice.  Please utilize current resources in the BARC Teams site and our webpage to continue your planning efforts and we will inform you when services continue.  We apologize for this inconvenience and we…

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 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…

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