Annual Safety and Security Exercise NOTICE

Annual Safety and Security Exercise NOTICE
November 20, 2015 6:00 a.m.

The George Washington University, GW University Hospital and GW Medical Faculty Associates will conduct an annual safety and security training exercise at the Foggy Bottom Campus on the morning of Friday, Nov. 20, 2015.

The exercise will take place at the Science and Engineering Hall, located at 800 22nd St., NW. We do not anticipate any disruption to classes held in this building. The university, GW Hospital and the GW MFA will continue to operate on normal schedules during the exercise.

Please be aware that there may be an increased presence of GW Police Department and D.C. law enforcement personnel in the area during this time.

This annual exercise will examine the operational response of an emergency scenario on GW's campus and assess coordination between the university, hospital and MFA and local law enforcement agencies.

The university is committed to keeping members of the GW community safe and secure. The exercise is part of GW's Emergency Operations Plan, which guides the university in planning for and responding to incidents that may affect the university. 


We encourage the entire GW community to plan ahead for potential emergencies and talk to family, friends and classmates about their personal emergency preparedness and safety efforts.

For preparedness tips and safety information, refer to the GW Emergency Response Handbook and the Designated and Essential Employee brochure.

In the event of a change to the university's operating status or an emergency that affects the ongoing safety of the campus community, the university will provide information and updates through a variety of communication channels including, GW Alerts (text and e-mail) and social media via Twitter and Facebook. 

The GW Info line at 202-994-5050 provides updates about the status of the Foggy Bottom campus. The Virginia Science and Technology Campus will provide updates at 571-553-8333, and the School of Medicine and Health Sciences will provide updates at 202-994-3501.

To customize your GW Alert settings, visit GWeb Information System and select the GW Alert Emergency Notification tab. Register your cell phone numbers and email addresses in order to receive alerts on multiple devices.