UW Emergency Management

Emergency Readiness Committee (ERC)

The UW’s Emergency Readiness Committee (ERC) is composed of diverse representatives from UW operating departments and units that provide guidance and strategic oversight for the University’s overall emergency and disaster management programs.  In addition, we invite active participation from the various academic, research, and student governance groups.  It is chaired by a member who is elected for a 2-year term.  The current 2019-20 Chair is Scott Nelson, Fire Safety and Engineering Manager in the the UW’s Environmental Health & Safety Department.  He can be reached at 206-221-7055, sdnpe@uw.edu.

The ERC meets bi-monthly to discuss and share best practices as they relate to disaster/crisis planning, training and other preparedness, mitigation and recovery issues as well as to assist in the management of the UW disaster resilience efforts. Meetings are open to any interested member of the UW community (students, faculty and staff).  A copy of the committee’s Charter can be found by clicking HERE.

A guest speaker at the March 2015 EMPC meeting

A guest speaker at the March 2015 ERC meeting

The ERC has a standing meeting schedule/time. We meet on the odd-numbered months (January, March, May, July, September and November) on the 1st Thursday of each month.  The time of each meeting is from 1:30 pm until 3:30 pm.  Click HERE for a current ERC meeting calendar with dates/locations.   The default meeting location is the UW’s Emergency Operations Center Large Conference Room (UW Tower, Suite C-140E) — if you get lost, just follow the posted building wall signs to the “Emergency Operations Center.”

Please call UWEM at 206-897-8000 (or email us at disaster@uw.edu)  for a copy of the current or any past past meeting materials – agendas, minutes, handouts and schedule.

 The committee invites representatives from the following departments and organizations to participate:
  • ASUW
  • Campus Engineering
  • Capitol Projects
  • CISO Office
  • City of Seattle
  • Earth & Space Sciences
  • EH&S
  • Emergency Management
  • UW Facilities
  • Financial Management
  • Global Affairs
  • GPSS
  • Hall Health Center
  • Harborview Medical Center
  • Housing & Food Services
  • Human Resources
  • Intercollegiate Athletics
  • Internal Audit
  • King County EM
  • Laboratory Medicine
  • News & Information
  • Payroll
  • Procurement Services
  • Real Estate
  • Recreational Sports
  • School of Medicine
  • Student Life
  • University Advancement
  • UW Libraries
  • UW Medical Center
  • UW Police Department
  • UW-Bothell
  • UW-IT
  • UW-Tacoma