Emergency Management

Western Washington University’s emergency management program works to strengthen university-wide emergency and disaster resiliency by encouraging prevention/mitigation actions, collaboratively planning, educating about preparedness, and supporting response and recovery efforts.
To contact Western’s Emergency management, call 360-650-6511.

Safety and Emergency Information

Campus Safety Resources

On Campus Trainings

Western's Emergency Response Guide

Frequently Asked Questions about Emergencies and Preparedness

Whatcom Unified Emergency Management - Public Alerts

Emergency Evacuation Guideline for Persons With Disabilities

Major Disaster Assembly Areas

Get Ready

Get involved in the Bellingham Community:

Whatcom County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

CERT training enables ordinary citizens to safely act as first responders in the event of a disaster. The basic training course delivers 24 hours of instruction that are a combination of classroom study and hands-on exercises. The course concludes with a simulated disaster in which the students demonstrate their skills with live victims.

The Volunteer Center of Whatcom County

Emergency Planning:

Training - Western’s emergency management offers emergency preparedness training. Presentations can be 10 minutes to 1 hour. Staff can modify our standard course for your unique requirements, from a brief staff meeting intro to a full specific safety meeting subject.

Western's Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan 2013

Department Emergency Plan

Department Emergency Plan Toolkit

Guide for Lab Research Continuity Planning

Building Coordinators, Floor Wardens, and Crowd Managers:

Building Coordinator & Floor Warden Training Video

Evacuation Assistance Locations and Areas of Refuge Clarification

Building Coordinators

Building Assembly Points

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