Emergency Preparedness Kits
Emergency Preparedness Kits are intended for use by the Emergency Preparedness Coordinators (EPCs) to support their departments following an emergency. A kit should contain basic first aid supplies, flashlight, whistle, duct tape and additional response supplies.
You can find information on how to order the emergency preparedness supply kits or to replenish expired supplies through the WUSTL Marketplace.
For additional information, visit the Emergency Preparedness Coordinator program page.
NOAA All – Hazards Weather Radio
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) All-Hazards Weather Alert Radio is among the quickest ways to receive weather warnings and information. The tone-alert radio sits quietly until hazardous weather is likely to affect your area. The radio provides important advanced warning so that protective actions can be taken before an emergency.
NOAA Weather Alert Radio can be purchased in the Washington University Marketplace. It is recommended to purchase one with Specific Area Message Encoding (S.A.M.E) technology that allows you to program the radio to warnings in your area. If you are purchasing a radio for your work location, these are likely the best options:
- Midland Radio WR120: User is able to program radio to receive all alerts specifically targeted for only designated counties (St. Louis County, St. Louis City, Jefferson County, etc. as desired)
- Midland Radio WR300 (Recommended): In addition to the features of the WR 120, the WR300 also allows the user to program the types of hazard alerts to receive (tornado, flood, thunderstorm, etc).
For additional information, please view the NOAA website.
Additional preparedness resources
The Emergency Management Department is pleased to provide campus partners with the following additional resources for general preparedness: