Emergency Preparedness

Being prepared is critical, especially when an emergency or disaster arises. While Campus Safety is available 24/7 to respond to emergencies, preparedness planning is the first step in making sure you are safe and calm during emergencies.

UW Bothell Emergency Management’s goal is to educate students, staff, and faculty about their ongoing role in preparing for emergencies through education and training. UW Bothell coordinates with UW Emergency Management and the City of Bothell to provide direction about specific situations and the appropriate actions to take during an emergency. Please take a few minutes to review the resources on this page to help you with your preparedness journey.

Official Emergency Communication Resources

Campuswide Preparedness

Learn how to prepare for yourself in your on-campus work or living space, or for your department, by reviewing the following resources:

Personal Preparedness

Departmental Preparedness


In addition to a library of UW online trainings, in-person and customized trainings are available upon request.

The UW Bothell Events Calendar is kept updated with Campus Safety Department training and outreach activities.

Fire Safety

Life Safety

Emergency Response Team Training

Whether you are a campus responder or looking to join a local jurisdictional response team, training is available.


  • The City of Bothell offers Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training to interested individuals. This FEMA program training gives you the skills to provide neighborhood help until official help arrives.
  • Students, faculty, and staff previously CERT-certified through UWB are encouraged to join the City of Bothell CERT program to retain certification and for volunteer opportunities.


  • Following a disaster, The PEAT Team’s primary function is to monitor for chemical releases and other hazards in buildings before reentry by staff or search and rescue teams.

UW ATC-20 Team

  • UWB Facilities employees staff the University’s Applied Technology Council – 20 (ATC-20) team, which is responsible for structurally assessing buildings after an earthquake.
  • The ATC-20 Team works hand-in-hand with the PEAT Team which assesses labs and other spaces after an earthquake to ensure safe re-occupancy of campus building and spaces.

Contact UWB EH&S and Emergency Management at uwbehs@uw.edu.