Emergency Response Procedures
EWU has a comprehensive Emergency Management Plan in place. This is a living document that changes and conforms to each individual event. It addresses a wide spectrum of possible emergencies, ranging from medical events to natural disasters. The plan includes evacuation procedures for the university depending on the type of emergency. EWU Police Department conducts an annual training exercise that simulates a real event. During this exercise we test and evaluate most functions of our emergency management plan which includes our mass notification system.
The 2015 Eastern Washington University Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP) is designed as a framework for mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery activities. It details authorities, functions, and responsibilities to establish a coordinated and effective response to emergencies and disasters of all types.
This plan will be utilized to enhance emergency management capabilities, coordinate all phases of emergency management activities in order to minimize the impacts of emergencies and disasters, and to protect the people, property, economy, and environment of Eastern Washington University.
The University's emergency management program is under the executive direction of the President. The Director of Public Safety is responsible to the President for carrying out the emergency management program of the University. The Director or his/her designee shall coordinate all emergency response activities of all individuals and departments within the University, of all outside resources that respond at the University's request, and shall maintain a liaison with, and cooperate with, emergency management agencies and organizations of this and other states, and of the federal government. Every effort has been made to assure the plan's compatibility with planning guidance provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and the laws of Washington State pursuant to Chapter 38.52 RCW.
Communicable Disease Response
The purpose of Appendix F of the Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan is to guide an effective response to an outbreak of communicable disease on the EWU campus and/or in the surrounding community that affects the health and well-being of staff and students and may affect the operation of the University.