Emergency Management

Welcome to Western Washington University's emergency management website. We are actively working to improve the campus community's safety and disaster resilience through developing and implementing programs that promote disaster planning, training, mitigation, response, prevention, and recovery for all-hazards.

Upcoming Events:

October 15 is The Great Washington SHAKEOUT Earthquake Drill and Tsunami Siren Test.

On November 12 at 6:30 pm, Skagit County Department of Emergency Management presents The Really Big Ones-Earthquake Hazards of Skagit and Whatcom Counties.

In the event of a campus emergency, please visit Western's Safety and Emergency Information website.

For Emergency Assistance call University Police at 650-3911.


Western's Emergency Communications Webpage (Scroll down to videos: Be Ready, Stay Safe. Emergency Preparedness at Western, Run, Hide, Fight)

Western's Emergency Response Guide

Sign up for Western Alert

Frequently Asked Questions about Emergencies and Preparedness

Whatcom Unified Emergency Management

Whatcom County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

Next classes start:

  • Signature Home Health (Bellingham), Oct. 1, Thursdays 5:30-8:30 pm
  • Kendall, Oct. 2, Friday evenings and Saturdays
  • Sudden Valley, Oct. 7, Wednesdays 6-9 pm

Emergency Planning

Western’s Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan 2013

Emergency Preparedness - Department and Personal

Major Disaster Meeting Locations at Western

Emergency Evacuation Guidelines for Persons with Disabilities

Building Coordinators, Floor Wardens, and Crowd Managers

Building Coordinator & Floor Warden Training Video

Building/Department Assembly Points

Evacuation Assistance Locations and Areas of Refuge Clarification

List of Building Emergency Coordinators





Page Updated 10.08.2015