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Outdoor events that expect at least 1,000 attendees use the outdoor event emergency planning form. For indoor events that expect 500 or more attendees, use the indoor event emergency planning form to complete a plan.  

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The university safety app, WashU Safe, offers enhanced features such as Friend Walk, Mobile Bluelight, safety notifications, access to emergency procedures and MORE! For more information, visit SafeApp.wustl.edu.


Course offerings will be posted to Learn@Work as they become available.

Learn at Work Course Registration Guide (PDF)

EPC and KMC Program Information

Four Phases of Emergency Management

The Emergency Preparedness Coordinator (EPC) and Key Management Contact (KMC) program is a university-wide initiative, designed to help each department or school prepare to respond to emergencies on campus. Department managers should designate an EPC and KMC, who will attend trainings on how to assist with immediate response actions during an emergency. For mor information and dates of upcoming training visit: https://emergency.wustl.edu/tools-resources/training/

The Washington University Emergency Management Department incorporates programs that address the four phases of emergency management to increase the university’s ability to respond to and recover from emergencies. These programs support the preparedness of faculty, staff, and students.

  • Prevention/Mitigation – refers to measures that reduce the chance of an emergency happening, or reducing the damaging effects of unavoidable emergencies.
  • Preparedness – taking steps to increase our ability to respond in the event of an emergency. Preparedness activities include training, conducting exercises and developing plans.
  • Response – occurs immediately before, during and after an incident. Response actions are aimed at saving lives and preserving property.
  • Recovery – returns the community’s systems and activities to normal. Activities may include repairing damaged buildings, cleaning up debris and restoring basic services.

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