The Local Fire Department Contact Information list covers local fire departments, as well as the fire authority responsible for enforcing codes for many UW facilities. In some areas, the fire department that responds to emergency calls may not be the same entity that enforces code requirements.
Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) offers resources to help organizational units prepare for various types of building emergencies that may arise. This page provides documents that can be useful to help plan for these emergencies.
Additional information about responding to emergencies and conducting evacuation drills can be found on the Building Evacuation and Fire Drills page.
The purpose of the Post-Earthquake Checklist (Word) is to provide evacuation directors, building coordinators, or other responsible persons a tool to determine if a University building may (or may not) remain occupied following an earthquake when structural assessment experts (ATC-20) are not available. This checklist also serves as a reporting tool to help direct damage assessment teams. Responsible persons should keep hardcopies available or bookmark the link to this form.
Areas that store and use chemicals may be more susceptible to damage from earthquakes. The Earthquake Planning for Chemical Storage Areas Focus Sheet contains tips for increasing the resilience of such areas to minimize damage and disruption if an earthquake occurs.