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Emergency response trainings taking place on Pullman campus May 30–June 2

Local law enforcement and fire departments will meet on the WSU Pullman campus to conduct a series of training exercises May 30–June 2.

On May 30 and 31, officers from the WSU, Pullman, and Colfax police departments, as well as deputies from the Whitman County Sheriff’s Department, will participate in joint exercises simulating active shooter scenarios.

An integrative response training for police, fire, and emergency medical service staff will take place June 1 and 2, orchestrated by the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training Center at Texas State University.

All of the trainings will take place at Wilmer/Davis Hall.

Signs will be posted in the affected area to … » More …

Spring Semester Test of WSU Alert System February 17, 12:05 p.m.

The WSU Office of Emergency Management will be conducting the spring semester test of the WSU Alert Pullman system on the Pullman campus Thursday, February 17th at 12:05 p.m.

Faculty, staff and students associated with the Pullman campus who have signed up for emergency notifications will receive text messages, phone calls, emails, and desktop alerts on select computers which will be clearly identified as a test.

This test will include the campus outdoor warning sirens, which are designed to warn people on campus to take shelter and seek further information from other WSU Alert resources such as this webpage.

During the test, please consider the … » More …

Classes cancelled January 10 and January 11 at WSU Pullman

The WSU Pullman campus will cancel classes on Monday, Jan. 10 and Tuesday, Jan. 11 to allow students ample time to return to Pullman following a week of severe winter weather in the state. The Washington State Department of Transportation reports that all mountain passes connecting the west and east sides of the state are closed until at least Sunday due to snow slides, downed trees, and the threat of avalanches.

WSU Pullman facilities and operations will be open normal business hours on Monday and Tuesday, weather permitting. It is only Pullman classes that are cancelled at this time.

All other WSU campuses are expected … » More …

Shooting in the Williams Drive Area in Pullman

UPDATE 11:45am

Pullman resident George Melvin Harris III (6/27/98) was arrested for Assault 2, for his involvement in this morning’s shooting. The investigation is ongoing.

Those with additional information about this case are asked to call Pullman PD at (509) 334-0802.
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Pullman Police are investigating a shooting early Saturday morning in the College Hill area of Pullman that resulted in two individuals being shot—one fatally and the other with life threatening injuries.

Police were called around 12:30 am to the 1200 block of NE Myrtle St for a report of a loud party with possibly 200 people in attendance. As officers were approaching … » More …

WSU Alert Fall Semester Test 9/29 at Noon

The WSU Office of Emergency Management will be conducting the fall semester test of the WSU Alert Pullman system on the Pullman campus Wednesday, September 29th at 12:00 noon.

Faculty, staff and students associated with the Pullman campus who have signed up for emergency notifications will receive text messages, phone calls, emails, and desktop alerts on select computers which will be clearly identified as a test.

This test will include the campus outdoor warning sirens, which are designed to warn people on campus to take shelter and seek further information from other WSU Alert resources such as alert.wsu.edu.

During the test, please consider the actions … » More …

Be Aware of False Masking Enforcement

Pullman PD has received a third-party report of a male subject in a 2000s Toyota vehicle, approaching WSU students under the guise of masking enforcement. This subject is alleged to be taking photos of student IDs and driver’s licenses, and indicating that unmasked students will receive a ticket in the mail.

 

This subject is not associated with local law enforcement, or WSU administration. Please take care to protect yourself, and watch out for others. Report suspicious activity to local law enforcement (Emergency: 911, Non-Emergency: 509-335-8548), and protect your personal information.

 

Remember, you can always request official identification to confirm professional affiliation with law … » More …

Welcome to WSU Pullman! Do you know about the WSU Alert System?

Welcome all new and returning students, faculty, and staff to Washington State University! As we return to campus and begin a new academic year, it is important that we take a moment to emphasize our commitment to safety and security for everyone here at Washington State University. Our community is a busy and dynamic environment. Keeping our students, faculty, staff, visitors and vendors safe is our greatest priority. In the event of an emergency or potential threat, WSU has a robust system of communication pathways including text messaging, outdoor warning sirens and social media to notify the campus community. This letter is to familiarize you … » More …

Very Poor Air Quality

Very poor air quality currently exists at the WSU Pullman campus. Avoid outdoor activities, if possible.

People experiencing respiratory distress should contact a health care professional immediately. Pullman students can call Cougar Health Services at 509-335-3575.

Older adults, pregnant women, children, and people with preexisting respiratory and heart conditions may be more likely to get sick if they breathe in wildfire smoke. If you experience any signs of respiratory distress or other health concerns, contact your health care provider.

There are many steps you can take for limiting exposure to unhealthy, smoky air.

Avoid being outdoors. Use public transportation rather than walking or biking.

Stay inside … » More …