The Emergency Management Department aims to improve the readiness of the WashU community by providing training and education, conducting fire drills, installing automated external defibrillators, designating emergency assembly points, and creating tools and resources to aid faculty, staff and students. It’s necessary for everyone to be ready prior to an emergency in order to save lives.

Emergency Assembly Points (EAPs)

Every building has an assigned Emergency Assembly Point. EAPs are a designated location for building occupants to gather during evacuations, fire alarms and fire drills. Use the maps below to identify your building’s EAP.

Danforth Campus emergency assembly points map
Medical campus emergency assembly points map
North Campus emergency assembly points map
West Campus emergency assembly points map

Building Emergency Plans

Sample building emergency plan (Hillman Hall) Jpeg

The new Building Emergency Plans are located on the School of Medicine, Danforth, North, South and West Campuses.

These maps are located in common areas such as stairwells, exits or elevator lobbies, and aid in mitigating medical emergencies, active shooter, severe weather, hazardous materials, fires and earthquakes.

To request a building emergency plan, email

General Preparedness

The education of the campus community concerning local hazards and preparedness options is a priority to build a disaster-resilient university. We provide campus-wide and department-specific presentations focusing on preparedness and response. Click here for available presentations and trainings.

Additional Resources

Four Steps to Preparedness (Video)
Life Safety Program flier (PDF)
Fire Extinguisher Safety
About WashUAlerts
WashU Safe App
Tools & Resources