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 !

June 14, 2023

Summer emergency preparedness: outdoor air quality and extreme heat info

As we prepare for Washington’s wildfire season and warmer temperatures, UW Emergency Management is sharing updated guidance and tips for students, faculty and staff in the event of prolonged unhealthy outdoor air quality and/or extreme heat. Outdoor air quality Extreme heat  The webpages have info about how to check conditions, recommended actions for the different…

April 19, 2023

UWEM Webpage Undergoing Updates

The UW Emergency Management webpage will soon be undergoing some long-awaited updates.  During this time, you may encounter a broken link, see information located in different areas, or may not find what you need as we navigate this process. While we work to update our website we would also like to hear what we can…

April 14, 2023

UW Ranked #5 in US for colleges best prepared for natural disasters and emergencies

A recent comprehensive national study of university disaster preparedness gave the UW high marks for its past efforts in supporting emergency management activities…noting that natural disasters are becoming ever more commonplace all over the world, including all areas of the USA. To ensure resiliency, colleges and universities to implement, invest and support a range of solutions…

March 27, 2023

Virtual SKYWARN Training Offerings with the National Weather Service

Interested in the weather? Want to support your local community and National Weather Service?   SKYWARN® is a National Weather Service (NWS) program of trained volunteer severe weather observers. Weather spotters support their local community and emergency responders by providing the NWS with timely and accurate ground truth reports of severe weather and its impacts….

February 1, 2023

Some Big Changes coming to UWEM

2023 will see some big changes in the way the UW will address it’s approach to disaster preparedness.  On the heels of the release of two independent program reviews in 2022 and in an effort to refresh and build upon the many successful efforts over the past 20 years, a number of major initiatives are…

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…

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…

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