Emergency preparedness

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: www.stmartin.edu

This website will be updated as necessary in the event of a campus emergency.

Emergency notifications

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 sources, including:

Campus preparedness

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.

Individual preparedness

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 FEMA.

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 public.

Thurston County

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 (http://makeitthrough.org/)

Contact us:

Mailing address:

Office of Public Safety
Saint Martin's University
5000 Abbey Way SE
Lacey, WA 98503-7500

Telephone: 360-438-4555
Fax: 360-412-6151

Office location: Old Main, Rm. 251 (OM 251)
Office hours: Mon. - Fri. 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.