Saint Martin's University has established emergency preparedness guidelines
for students, faculty, and staff to follow so that the effects of emergency
situations can be minimized. Your cooperation is critical to the emergency
preparedness efforts of the campus.
Campus emergency information line: 360-486-8899
This recorded information line is updated in the event of a weather related
or other campus emergency.
Urgent campus information:
This website will be updated as necessary in the event of a campus emergency.
In the event of an emergency or natural disaster, the University is committed
to providing official emergency notification as quickly as the situation allows.
Information concerning the status of Saint Martin's University will be available
to students, faculty, staff, parents and community members through a variety of
Faculty, staff, and students should become familiar with the campus emergency
procedures information. Emergency phone numbers as well as important information
related to medical emergencies, earthquake and fire safety, chemical spills,
toxic fumes, power outages, physical threat or assault/workplace violence, and
bomb threats are included. The University has also formulated a plan for
response to a potential health crisis such as an influenza pandemic.
Have a plan and know what to do before, during, and after an emergency.
Familiarize yourself with the University's emergency procedures. You are in the
best position to plan for your own safety as you are best able to know your
functional abilities and possible needs during and after an emergency or
disaster situation. You can cope with disaster by preparing in advance, creating
a personal support network and completing a personal assessment. For specific
information pertaining to individual situations please visit the
American Red Cross,
Washington State Department of Health or
Campus safety and security
The Office of Public Safety at Saint Martin's University is staffed by
full-time employees highly trained in emergency preparedness operations, rapid
response techniques and proactive safety strategies.
- For assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week call Public
Safety at ext: 4555 from any campus phone or 360-438-4555 from
any public phone.
Campus emergency response
SMU has a comprehensive emergency plan outlining campus emergency response
and recovery procedures. The plan was established as a supplement to the
administrative policies, procedures and practices followed during normal
University operations. When implemented, it serves as the Saint Martin's
University emergency operations plan, setting forth the authorities and policies
for activation, personnel emergency assignments and operational procedures. The
major goals of the plan are the preservation of life, the protection of property
and continuity of academic and business operations.
Campus staff appointed to emergency management or response roles routinely
review the plan and regularly participate in evacuation drills, training and
exercise programs. In addition to campus emergency management and response
roles, essential personnel may be needed independently or in response to a
localized emergency that requires extraordinary support services.
National and Local Emergency Information Resources
Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security
has developed an advisory system to guide our protective measures when specific
information to a particular sector or geographic region is received. It combines
threat information, including current threat levels, with vulnerability
assessments and provides communications to public safety officials and the
The Thurston County emergency management website (http://www.co.thurston.wa.us/em/)
provides the county's current status, as well as important emergency
preparedness information. Information specific to potential disasters in
Thurston County and how to prepare for them is also available through the
county's emergency preparedness education program website (www.co.thurston.wa.us/em/PA/PubEdOCT.htm)
Office of Public Safety
Saint Martin's University
5000 Abbey Way SE
Lacey, WA 98503-7500
Office location: Old Main, Rm. 251 (OM 251)
Office hours: Mon. - Fri. 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.