Safety Policies and Procedures Manual
Emergency Contacts and Information
This section provides emergency information links and contacts for use by persons at the WSU Pullman, WSU Spokane, WSU Tri-Cities, WSU Vancouver, and WSU Everett campuses. (See also Further Information below.)
Persons at other locations should refer to local telephone directories for emergency telephone numbers.
Washington Poison Center
Exception: The Washington Poison Center (WAPC) number may be used from anywhere in Washington; telephone 1-800-222-1222.
The following telephone numbers and emergency services websites are for use by persons at WSU Pullman.
For emergencies only call 9-1-1:
- To request the following services:
- Emergency medical services/ambulance
- To report the following:
- Hazardous materials spills
- Biohazards/blood spills
- Air/water pollution releases
- Radioactive materials spills
Note: There may be a few second switching delay when calling from campus telephones. DO NOT HANG UP.
An emergency communications operator from the local dispatcher, WHITCOM, is available 24 hours a day to receive calls and dispatch the proper response.
Calmly provide the operator with factual details of the incident and any other required information. Let the emergency operator hang up first.
Campus Utility Outages
To report utility outages at WSU Pullman, contact Facilities Services, Operations; telephone 509-335-9000.
Business Issues or Nonemergencies
Use one of the following telephone numbers for WSU Pullman safety-related business or other nonemergency calls.
|Contact||Calls from 333/335 numbers||Calls from 332/334 numbers in University housing|
|Hazardous Materials Spills||911||509-335-0911|
|Air/Water Pollution Releases||911||509-335-0911|
|Radioactive Materials Spills — 8-5 weekdays||5-8916||509-335-8916|
|Radioactive Materials Spills — Nights, holidays, weekends||911||509-335-0911|
|Poison Control Center||800-222-1222||800-222-1222|
For current alerts, see the OEM website.
For an emergency at WSU Spokane posing a threat to life or property, call 911. (To dial 911 on campus, there is no need to dial 9 before dialing 911, just dial 911).
For emergencies that do not pose a threat to life or property, call Campus Security at 509-358-7995.
The WSU Spokane Emergency Management website provides information regarding how to respond in the event of an emergency at WSU Spokane.
For any emergency at WSU Tri-Cities posing a threat to life or property (such as fire, medical emergency, or crime in progress), call 911. After calling 911, call 509-372-7234 to notify campus responders of the incident.
Report incidents which do not threaten life or property by calling 509-372-7234.
Emergency Information and Additional Contacts
The following websites provide additional contacts information for use by persons at WSU Tri-Cities:
- Campus Emergency Information
To view contact numbers, select the Reporting Emergencies link.
- Campus Safety Contacts
- Emergency Procedures
- Emergency Resources
The following websites provide contacts and information for use by persons at WSU Vancouver:
The WSU Everett Campus Emergency Procedures website provides information for use by persons at WSU Everett.
For more detailed information, see:
- Fire SPPM 8.20
- Ambulance SPPM 2.22
- Radiation SPPM 9.80
- Chemical Spills SPPM 5.62
- Sewage Spills SPPM 6.70
- Air/water pollution SPPM 6.55
- Biohazard wastes SPPM 4.24
- Reporting injuries SPPM 2.24
Revisions: November 2021 (Rev. 131)