UW Emergency Management

UW EOC Tours & Personal Preparedness Workshop

Whether you’re ready to build a kit for your family, are worried about the “Big One”, or are trying to better prepare your team to respond to campus after an emergency, personal preparedness is essential to taking care of yourself in any disaster.

April EOC Tour and ClassUW Emergency Management offers FREE personal preparedness presentations at the Emergency Operations Center each month.  These interactive sessions provide an overview of the university’s disaster response system, provide an overview of UWEM, and provides practical tips on how participants can become better prepared at work and at home for any disaster – large or small.  Unless the date conflicts with a legal holiday, the EOC/Personal Preparedness workshops are always held on the second Friday of every month, between 10 and 11am at the UW Tower, Room C-140 (Just follow the signs).

Upcoming schedule:

2020 January – Friday, January 10 at 10:00 am

2020 February – Friday, February 14 at 10:00 am (cancelled)

2020 March – Friday, March 13 at 10:00 am (cancelled due to EOC activation)

2020 April – Friday, April 10 at 10:00 am

2020 May – Friday, May 8 at 10:00 am

2020 June – Friday, June 12 at 10:00 am

2020 July – Friday, July 10 at 10:00 am

2020 August  – Friday, August 14 at 10:00 am

2020 September – Friday, September 11 at 10:00 am

2020 October – Friday, October 9 at 10:00 am

2020 November – Friday, November 13 at 10:00 am

2020 December – Friday, December 11 at 10:00 am

These trainings are open to any UW student, faculty, or staff member.  The location of the seminar (or EOC/offices) is at the UW Tower complex,, which is a secured-access building.  In order to get into the building, each person must have their Husky Card to gain access.

While registration is not required, we humbly request that you let us know if you plan on stopping by sending an email to disaster@uw.edu.   Any groups with more than ten (10) attendees must notify UWEM staff via email in order to assure space and to accommodate seating, as necessary.

Finally, as a reminder … as UWEM has a priority function as an emergency response unit, we reserve the right to cancel any monthly seminar without notice due to unplanned priority activities or crisis response.  Registered students will be given priority attendance slots in the next monthly class.