Department ofEnvironmental, Health, Safety & Emergency Programs

Important Phone Numbers

For Emergencies, call 9-911 from campus phones. Then call Campus Safety at 7-911 or 253-535-7911.

For Weather Closures or Emergency Information, call 1-877-322-0872.

Welcome to the PLU Emergency Preparedness Website!

Here you will find information on upcoming emergency exercises and training opportunities, PLU response procedures, continuity of operations planning guidance, resources for the purchase of emergency supplies, and links to other emergency preparedness organizations, such as the Federal Emergency Management Agency, American Red Cross, and the Pierce County Emergency Management Department.

Emergency Building Coordinators will find forms and other resources to assist in getting ready for and responding to an emergency.

Happy searching!

Emergency Programs

The Emergency Programs Office is responsible for leading emergency planning efforts across campus disciplines, developing and implementing a training and exercise program for the campus, and identifying and facilitating investments in mitigation initiatives and emergency equipment and resources.

What is Emergency Management?

Emergency Management is the process of preparing for, mitigating the impacts of, responding to and recovering from an emergency.


There are four phases of Emergency Management: Mitigation, Preparedness, Response, and Recovery. Please take a look at the specific section in the page menu for each phase to learn more about it.