Emergency Preparedness


The Office of Emergency Preparedness and Risk Management (EPRM) oversees and coordinates the efforts related to emergency preparedness for the campus.

Education, Training and Exercises

We coordinate and develop numerous education, training and exercise efforts across the campus. This includes scheduling and conducting evacuation drills for academic or administrative buildings, testing the ZagAlert system each semester, and offering a variety of classes and training opportunities to the GU campus. Contact us for more information about these events, and check back soon for a current schedule of education, training or exercise events.

Campus Engagement

We engage with many campus partners to ensure the emergency preparedness efforts at Gonzaga are holistic and collaborative. In addition to participating in many working groups and committees, EPRM chairs the Emergency Management Committee and the Collaborative Planning Team. EPRM also activates and coordinates the operations of an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in support of the Campus during large-scale events or during emergencies and disasters. Contact us for more information about our community engagement efforts, or for partnership opportunities.

Community Outreach

EPRM represents the University in community emergency preparedness efforts at a local, state, and national level. We partner with Greater Spokane Emergency Management, the local chapter of Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD), the local College Preparedness Working Group, the Washington State Emergency Management Association, and the International Association of Emergency Managers USA Universities and Colleges Caucus. Contact us for more information about our partners and how we work together to improve preparedness at Gonzaga and within the Spokane community.


Join us in Academic Year 2018-2019, when we launch our ZagReady! Program. This program is designed to coordinate emergency preparedness education and training opportunities for the GU community. The ZagReady! Program will offer educational resources to help Zags get informed about the disasters or hazards in their area, make a plan to respond to those threats, and to pack a kit to help them survive the emergency. ZagReady! will also provide training opportunities and help connect Zags to emergency preparedness resources in the greater Spokane community. Check back soon for more updates.

Connect with Emergency Preparedness

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College Hall, Suite 250
502 E. Boone Avenue
Spokane, WA 99258
(509) 313-6358