911 outage reported throughout WA Thursday afternoon

A 911 system outage in the state of Washington was reported Thursday afternoon. Pierce County’s system may have been affected briefly but appears to be working normally. Please do not test 911.

If you are on campus and need to reach Tacoma Police Department or Tacoma Fire Department in an emergency and experience any issues with 911, please call 253-798-4721 (Tacoma Police Department) or 253-591-5737 (Tacoma Fire Department).

\UW Tacoma Campus Safety & Security can be reached at 253-692-4412, but you should call 911 to report an emergency.

This website provides alternative phone numbers for emergencies statewide, if needed: https://mil.wa.gov/911-alternative-phone-numbers