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Mailing Address:
9521 Tilley Rd. SW
Olympia, WA 98512

Phone: (360) 867-2800
Fax: (360) 867-2811

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Updated:   July 22, 2015 03:31 PM



To save lives, prevent injury, and protect property and the environment by taking reasonable and affordable measures to mitigate, prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters.


Public Hearing on the Thurston County Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan

A public hearing will be held for comment on the updated Thurston County Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP) on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.(or soon thereafter) in Room 280, Building 1 of the Thurston County Courthouse.

 The purpose of this plan is to guide county government behavior before, during and after a disaster. A draft of this plan is available here.

If you'd like more information, have questions, or need special accommodations, please contact Thurston County Emergency Management at 360-867-2800.

Disaster Supply Kit Challenge

Are you ready for the Disaster Supply Kit Challenge? Each Friday for the next 24 weeks, we will be posting weekly preparedness activities both here and on Facebook, to assist our citizens in putting together a disaster supply kit. "Like" our Facebook post each week when you complete a task to let us know you are working on getting prepared! At the end of the 24 weeks, we will be giving out a few prizes that will be drawn at random from everyone that takes some action in getting their kit together.

Not on Facebook? No problem, just click here instead and we'll get you entered!

Faith Communities Planning Workshop

The Faith Communities Planning Workshops are to facilitate awareness, provide information, and offer opportunity for faith communities to plan for emergencies and disaster; and to partner with local emergency management in community disaster planning.

For more information, click here, or contact Vivian Eason at easonv@co.thurston.wa.us

Recruiting for Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART)

We are currently accepting applications for individuals interested in being a part of the Thurston County Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART).  DART members are trained in Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), disaster preparedness, emergency radio communications, shelter care, etc., and provide needed services to the people of Thurston County before, during and after emergencies or other disasters.

If you would like more information or are interested in joining the DART, click here.

What to Do to Make it Through

Catastrophes can happen at any time. Preparing for three days will help you make it through many situations you'll face in the Puget Sound region. However, to make it through a major catastrophe - like Hurricane Katrina or the earthquake and tsunami in Japan - you'll need to be prepared for longer - at least 7 to 10 days. Learn more about "What to Do to Make it Through" at http://makeitthrough.org/.

Map Your Neighborhood (MYN) is a Program Designed to Help Neighborhoods Prepare for Disasters

MYN will help you to:

Learn the 9 steps to take immediately following a disaster to secure your home and protect your neighborhood.

Create a neighborhood map identifying locations of natural gas and propane tanks.

Create a contact list that helps identify those with specific needs such as elderly, disabled or children who may be home alone during certain hours of the day.

Identify the skills and equipment each neighbor has that would be useful in effective disaster response.

The next map your neighborhood class is scheduled for Wednesday, October 22, 2014.  For information, click here.

 For more information, contact easonv@co.thurston.wa.us

QuakeSmart Tool Kit  

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently produced a QuakeSmart Toolkit for businesses. The kit provides guidance on things you can do to help mitigate the damage an earthquake can do to your personnel, property, and to help lessen any financial losses that might be incurred.

For more information and to access the QuakeSmart Earthquake Mitigation Toolkit for Businesses, click here.

 Red Cross Ready Rating Program

Did you know that 93 percent of parents agree it's important for their child's school emergency preparedness efforts to be recognized by the American Red Cross?  The American Red Cross Ready RatingTM Program is a free, self-paced program designed to help businesses, organizations and schools become better prepared for emergencies. For more information, click here.

See our LINKS - an internet library of emergency management and preparedness information, organized by topic: