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 !


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 12, 2022

UW Emergency Readiness Committee on Pause (1/6/22)

ERC Committee “on-pause” until further notice Effective January 7, 2022, all activities and meetings of the UW Emergency Readiness Committee have been suspended indefinitely.


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…


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…


November 6, 2020

The Votes are in — The ERC chooses its leaders for the next 2 years!

CONGRATULATIONS to newly-elected leadership team of the UW’s Emergency Readiness Committee (ERC)!  Mr. Scott D. Nelson, was re-elected as Chair for a second-term.  In this role, Scott will continue to guide the ERC in providing strategic input to the UWEM Department and assisting in improving the UW’s overall disaster resilience.  His second 2-year term of…


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