Emergency preparedness is a group effort that involves all members of the WashU community. To do your part:

We can’t warn you if we can’t reach you. Make sure you are able to receive WashUAlerts by reviewing your contact information in HRMS and downloading the WUSTL app (iOS/Apple devices and Android devices). View this flier for step by step instructions (PDF).

In an emergency, information can save lives. Educate yourself on emergency procedures by reviewing the Be Prepared section of this website!

Protecting yourself means paying attention.
 Know your surroundings and be aware. Report any suspicious activity to WUPD (Danforth, West and North campuses – 314-935-5555) or Protective Services (Medical campus – 314-362-4357).

Your safety depends on you. 
Take action if you receive a WashUAlert. Follow any instructions that are included and await additional information.


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WashU Semi-Annual Alertus Notification Test
WashU Emergency Management will test its emergency notification system at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 28, 2019. These tests ensure WashU can effectively communicate with the community in an emergency. Modes to be activated include phone calls (cell and campus), text, email, beacons, desktop pop up alerts, voice over fire alarm systems, cable TV overrides, WUSTL app notification and the RSS feed to the website. The backup date is Friday, March 29th at 12:00 p.m.

NEW Building Emergency Plans
The new Building Emergency Plans are located on Danforth, North, South and West Campus (Medical Campus coming soon). These maps are generally located in common areas, such as a stairwell or elevator lobby. A new addition to the maps are the severe weather refuge area(s). Click here to view the new layout.

Introducing “EMerging Stories”
EMerging Stories is the new video series from WashU EM. The first video in the series features Assistant Director Ryan Nicholls discussing his role in the response to the Joplin tornado. View the video on our YouTube channel.

Follow us on social media!
WashU Emergency Management has accounts on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram! Be sure to follow us @WashUReady for news and preparedness tips.

July 21st