Contact Information

In an emergency, always call 911

Public Affairs Public Information Officer
(509) 963-1484
Dawn.Alford@cwu.edu

University Police & Parking Services
(509) 963-2959

After Hours Non-Emergency
(509) 925-8534
Jason.Berthon-Koch@cwu.edu

 

If an armed intruder comes to CWU it is critical that faculty, staff, and students report it immediately and take the correct protective actions. 

COURSES OF ACTION: 


1. FIQURE OUT:

  • How are you going to survive?
  • Will you get out?
    • Is there a path to escape?
  • Will you hide out?
    • Is there a chance to get to where the shooter may not find you?
  • Is your only option to take out the shooter?
     

2. GET OUT:

  • Move quickly. Do not wait for others to validate your decision.
  • Leave your belongings behind.
  • Survival chances increase if you are not where the shooter is or if you are out of sight of the shooter.

    THEN CALL OUT
  • Inform the authorities of the situation.
  • Call 911 and tell them the name of the shooter (if known), number of shooters, shooter description(s), location, type of weapons, and any injuries.
     

3. HIDE OUT:

  • You may not be able to get out:
    • The shooter is located between you and the exit.
    • You would have to enter the area where the shooter is positioned.
  • Find a hiding place.
    • Look for one that is well hidden and protected.
    • Avoid places that might trap or restrict your movement.
       

4. KEEP OUT:

  • Find a room that can be locked and has objects to hide behind.
  • Blockade the door with heavy furniture.
  • Turn out the lights; become totally silent.
  • Turn off noise-producing devices.
  • Call 911 if you can do so without alerting the shooter.
     

5. SPREAD OUT:

  • If two or more of you, DO NOT huddle together.
    • This gives you more options and makes it harder for the shooter
  • Quietly develop a plan of action in the event the shooter enters.
  • Remain calm.
    • Can have a contagious effect on others.
    • Keeps others focused on survival. 
       

6. TAKE OUT:

  • Assume shooters intentions are lethal.
  • Shooter will succeed in killing all those with whom he comes in contact, UNLESS you stop him.
  • Develop a survival mind set that you have what it takes to survive when your life is on the line.
  • You must be prepared to do whatever it takes to neutralize the threat.
    • Throw things, yell, use improvise weapons.
    • If two or more of you, make a plan to overcome the shooter.
    • Do the best that you can. Choose to survive!