Risk Management and Emergency Preparedness

Related Links

  • Western Emergency Alert System (WEAS) - The Western Illinois University Emergency Alert System (WEAS) enables the delivery of voice, text, and email messages to members of our campus community in the event of an emergency.
  • WIU Office of Public Safety - Western Illinois University's Office of Public Safety (OPS) provides a safe and secure environment for our campus.
  • Department of Homeland Security - The Department of Homeland Security Website. Learn more about hazards and disaster preparedness.
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency - More on disaster preparedness, but also information on recovery efforts.
  • National Weather Service - Website of the National Weather Service. The NWS provides pinpoint forecasting, and is a vital tool in preparing for severe weather events at WIU.
  • NIMS - All public institutions who rely on grant money to fund equipment and resources for public safety are required to be compliant with the National Incident Management System. Read why and how you can be NIMS certified here.
  • American Red Cross - A humanitarian organization that provides emergency assistance, disaster relief, and education inside the United States.
  • National Safety Council - Non profit, non-governmental public service organization dedicated to protecting life an promoting health in the USA.
  • Center for Disease Control - The CDC works to protect public health and safety by providing information to enhance health decisions, and it promotes health through partnerships with state health departments and other organizations.
  • Illinois Emergency Management Agency - An Illinois state agency that offers news, information and training resources, programs and services on emergency preparedness and response in the state of Illinois.
  • Illinois State Police - Website for the Illinois State Police
  • Macomb Police Department - Local Macomb Police Department website.
  • Illinois Poison Control Center - The Illinois Poison Center serves all of Illinois 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Staffed by nurses, physicians, pharmacists and other poison specialists, the IPC offers free, confidential poison prevention advice and treatment recommendations via a toll-free hot line, 1-800-222-1222.
  • Blood Donation Map: A map to explore all the blood donation centers located across the United States and find a blood donation location with a certified phlebotomist near you.