The Washington University Emergency Management Department has developed a Mitigation Program that regularly and systematically utilizes resources to lessen the effects of an emergency or disaster on campus with risks identified in the Hazard Identification Risk Assessment (HIRA).
The Mitigation Program provides technical assistance through implementing applicable codes, ordinances, tracking ongoing loss and repetitive loss from hazards. The Migration Program goals are to minimize building vulnerabilities of WashU facilities to WashU hazards, reduce hazards vulnerabilities to faculty, staff, students and visitors on WashU campuses, and to promote awareness and involvement through risk reduction activities education and outreach to the WashU community.
The Emergency Management Program, consistent with the with scope of the mitigation program, provides technical assistance for WashU community stakeholders. Resources provided below support technical assistance through internal and external links. For any other technical assistance needed, contact WashU Emergency Management at WashUReady@wustl.edu or 314-747-5092.
FEMA Mitigation Fact Sheets
FEMA Hazard Mitigation Planning Resources
Mitigation Best Practices
National Flood Insurance Program Technical Bulletins
Safe Rooms for Tornadoes and Hurricanes
FEMA Safe Room Resources
FEMA P-431 Tornado Protection: Selecting Refuge Area in Buildings
City of St. Louis Building Codes
2018 International Building Codes
2015 International Fire Code
St. Louis County Building Codes
FEMA 426 Reference Manual to Mitigate Potential Terrorist Attacks Against Buildings
DHS Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation Cyber Threat Mitigation Program
Eligibility of Generators as a Fundable Project – Hazard Mitigation Grant Program and Pre-Disaster Mitigation Program
CDC Community Mitigation Guidelines to Prevent Pandemic Influenza
Current Mitigation Project
Severe Weather Refuge Area
The new Building Emergency Plans are located on Danforth, North, South and West Campus (Medical Campus coming soon). 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.
For technical assistance in implementing these maps into your office, department emergency plans or general preparedness training please contact us at 314-747-5092 or WashUReady@wustl.edu.