Washington State University

Office of Emergency Management

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New Website Under Development

Emergency Management is proud to announce that a new website is under development

The new Emergency Management website will be updated with:

  • New and intuitive layout that follows existing WSU websites and is easy to navigate
  • Up-to-date news concerning emergency management.
  • Access to training materials and planning tools.
  • Access to up-to-date preparedness information. 

Thank you for your patience while the new site is under development.

-Emergency Management Staff

Register now for alert messages from the WSU Alert System!

If you have not registered for the WSU Crisis Communication System, do so now by going to the myWSU portal.  Enter your network ID and password and you'll be taken to the myWSU (zzusis) main webpage.  Look for the Emergency Information portlet on the page and click on the link in the statement "Please remember to update your emergency contact information in the myWSU portal" to be taken to the registration page where you can enter your cell, landline and email contact information.  If you have already registered, be sure to check your information and update it with any new phone numbers or email addresses as needed.




In the case of an emergency - DIAL 911

**When dialing 911 from a WSU campus number, there will be a 7 second delay in connecting. WAIT! DO NOT HANG UP!**

Dialing 911 gives you access to: POLICE, FIRE, MEDICAL AID, RESCUE, & POISON CONTROL

When NOT to call 9-1-1

  • Never call 911 as a joke!
  • Never dial 911 for information such as road, weather or traffic conditions.
  • Never call for information on power outages or directions either.

Be Prepared for Disasters-Make an Emergency Kit!

When a disaster strikes (like the recent wildfires in the Pacific Northwest) be prepared with basic emergency supplies.
You can used an old backpack to gather these lifesaving items together in case of an emergency. 

  • Water, one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation
  • Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food + a can opener
  • Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Prescription medications
  • Dust mask to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  • Local maps
  • Cell phone with chargers, inverter or solar charger
  • Comfort items (hard candy, blanket, deck of cards, etc)
  • For more information Go to the Ready.gov website-Click HERE

NOTE: This is a recommendation of three days of supplies, which is a MINIMUM recommendation.  A week's worth of supplies is preferable.


Emergency Management, PO Box 641045, Pullman, WA 99164-1045, 509-335-7471, Contact Us