Emergency Preparedness

There is no greater tool than being prepared before the day goes astray. Through the efforts of the joint-campus Emergency Preparedness Committee, comprised of leaders from both institutions, Cascadia and UW Bothell are dedicated to the ongoing work of improving disaster preparedness for our campus community.

In an Emergency

  • Call 911 for immediate help
  • Call 425.352.5359 for Campus Safety & Security

Social Media

In the event of an emergency, Cascadia's regular social media feeds will be updated with alerts and information.

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Active Shooter


An active shooter is a person actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people. They typically act in populated areas and display no pattern or method for selection of their victims. Active shooter situations are dynamic and evolve rapidly, demanding immediate response by the community and immediate deployment of law enforcement resources to stop the shooting and prevent further harm to the community.


In the rare event of an active shooter on campus, your response will be dictated by the specific circumstances of the encounter.

Click on the links below for an overview of Active Shooter information and guidelines. Available in English, Spanish, and Chinese.

Campus Evacuation Procedure


When the alarm sounds, will you be prepared?

Click the links below to learn more about how to safely evacuate the Cascadia College buildings. Available in English, Spanish, and Chinese.

evacuation map & unification points

  • Flag Pole (1): Anyone leaving building CC2 via north exits (towards bus stop) or CC3
  • Far Side of Campus Way (2): Anyone exiting CC1/2 via lower level main entry or CC1 south exit go towards sports field near the smoking tent
  • Food Forest (3): Anyone exiting CC1 at first level promenade main entry or south exit and gather on arch pathway

Unification Map with highlighted location points



Earthquakes are a significant potential threat to the greater Seattle area, with a fault zone running through the middle of the city. Cascadia's buildings and were designed and constructed to resist earthquakes. Even so, in the event of an earthquake it is important to remember to drop, cover, and hold.


Be prepared in the event of an earthquake. Click on the links below for an overview of earthquake safety & planning information and guidelines. Available in English, Spanish, and Chinese.

Emergency Planning and Documents



Personal readiness can be as simple as knowing the evacuation plan for your home area or keeping safety equipment at the ready - like a whistle and key light. It can be as elaborate as storing supplies at work for overnight stay and stocking the home pantry for a year.

Learn more at the Official Government Preparation Guide for Emergencies to put your plan in place today.