iSchool Emergency Website

As of 2017 the iSchool emergency preparedness plan is now consolidated into one quick reference brochure:

iSchool Emergency Response Pocket Plan

Should a crisis arise this brochure contains the information and protocols that would support an emergency or crisis in the iSchool. Leadership Cabinet Members should prepare to take on a rolel in the the Crisis Management Team and refer to the brochure section for Crisis Management Team . It is your responsibility to read the information and become preparedwith the iSchool Emergency Response Pocket Plan before a crisis occurs.  You should assign one or two individuals to serve as back-ups in event of your inability to serve. Prepare your team/staff and back-ups the specific actions to take in the event of a crisis. Leaders should meet prior to a crisis or emergency and review emergency preparedness strategies. The iSchool emergency plan serves as a supplement to the information in UW Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP 2017). The iSchool facilities manager is available to assist you.

The iSchool Emergency Response Pocket Plan serves as the primary reference during a crisis or emergency. All employees should keep a copy with their emergency preparedness supplies. Pay particular attention to the section about Staff and Faculty Responsibilities. All employees should go to the website and sign up for UW Alerts.

Everyone should read and retain principles for emergency response and preparedness. Employees should be aware of the procedures outlined for the different situations. All employees should understand the role of evacuation floor warden and how to assist individuals with disabilities. It is important to note that the best emergency preparedness is one that is practiced and learned and familiar.


Quick Response Guidelines

Quick Response Steps

  1. Remain calm.
  2. Get yourself to a safe location; follow the instructions of the emergency personnel.
  3. Dial 911, then contact the iSchool at (206) 685-9937.
  4. Assist others nearby; do not return to scene of emergency.

Armed Suspect Response Guidelines

In response to alert of armed suspect in building:

  1. If you are in a classroom or office, STAY THERE; if in a hallway and you are not close to an exit, get in a room. Do not hide in restrooms.
  2. Secure the room: lock or barricade the door, cover any windows. Get out of sight from the door; stay low and quiet.
  3. Call 911 as soon as it is safe to do so.
  4. Use emergency information sources to get further information and instructions.
  5. Follow directions of emergency personnel when they arrive on the scene.

If trapped with armed suspect:

  1. Do not do anything to provoke the armed suspect. If no shooting is occurring, do what the armed suspect says and do not move suddenly.
  2. If shooting is occurring, you need to make a choice: stay still, run for an exit while zigzagging, or attack the shooter. This is very dangerous. Any option chosen may result in a negative consequence.

Bomb Threat Response Guidelines

  1. University personnel receiving telephoned bomb threats should attempt to get the exact location where the bomb has been planted, or is going to be planted.
  2. Attempt to get as much information as possible about the caller, for example, male or female, accent, etc. (use Bomb Threat checklist).
  3. Listen for any background noise that may indicate the location of the caller.
  4. Complete the checklist below as soon as possible after receiving a threatening call and report it immediately to 911.
  5. Bomb threats received through the mail or by other means are also to be reported immediately to 911.

Earthquake Response Guidelines

  1. "Drop, Cover, Hold" under a table or desk or against an inside wall—not in a doorway—until the shaking stops.
  2. After shaking stops, check yourself and others for injuries and move toward the nearest exit.
  3. Evacuate the building; do not use elevators.
  4. Go to your evacuation assembly point for more information and critical updates.
  5. Do not leave the area/campus without reporting your status to your instructor or an evacuation warden.

Fire Response Guidelines

  1. Activate the nearest fire alarm.
  2. Evacuate the building; do not use elevators.
  3. Do not enter building until authorized by emergency personnel.
  4. Call 911.

Hazardous Materials Guidelines

  1. Move away from the site of the hazard to a safe location.
  2. Call 911; notify emergency personnel if you have been exposed or have information about the hazard.
  3. Alert others to stay clear of the area.

Power Outage Guidelines

  1. Remain calm; provide assistance to others if necessary.
  2. Move cautiously to a lighted area. Exits may be indicated by lighted signs if the emergency power is operating.
  3. Turn off and unplug computers and other voltage sensitive equipment.
  4. For information about a prolonged outage, tune to radio KOMO 1000 AM, and/or
    call UW 206-897-INFO (4636).

Suspicious Object Guidelines

  1. Do not touch or disturb object.
  2. Call 911.
  3. Alert others to stay clear of area.
  4. Be prepared to evacuate.

Suspicious Person Guidelines

  1. Do not physically confront the person; do not let suspicious persons into a locked building/office.
  2. Do not block the person's access to an exit.
  3. Observe and note appearance and their direction of travel.
  4. Alert iSchool Main Office (206) 685-9937 or 911 as appropriate.