UW Facilities Partner Resources Safety team works closely with other entities on campus including EH&S and UW Emergency Management to prepare the campus for potential large scale natural disasters. Facilities employees will be considered “First Responders” if a major event were to happen in the region that would also affect the UW Seattle campus. Included on this page are links to other campus organizations and documents that work to support this mission.
UW Facilities emergency evacuation and operations plans (EEOP)
UW Facilities has over 30 locations across the Seattle UW campus where shops, offices, and other work spaces are located. The Facilities Emergency Planning Team works directly with Facilities Units, UW Emergency Management, and the UW Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) Department to help Facilities Departments prepared for a both major and minor disasters or events.
To support the work of the UW Emergency Operation Center (EOC), all Facilities EEOPs need to be in place and up to date as required by the Seattle Fire Code, the Washington Administrative Code (WAC 296‐24‐567), and the UW Emergency Response Management Plan.
The following is a presentation explaining how the EEOP works together with the EOC and other emergency plans in place at the Seattle UW campus:
- Facilities emergency evacuation and operation plans (EEOPs)
Business, academic & research continuity (BARC) including: Husky Ready Plan
Continuity planning addresses the question: how can we prepare to continue operations despite those adverse events that we call disasters — or if we can’t continue, how can we resume our operations rapidly and gracefully?
Find more information on the UWEM BARC web page.