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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:   April 22, 2014 02:40 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.


Drawing Contest!   What to do to Make it Through

The "What to do to Make it Through" campaign invites students to participate in a drawing contest! The contest is intended to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and catastrophes.
First prize winner will receive $500 worth of prepareness supplies for their school and a pizza party for their classroom. Second prize will receive $500 worth of preparedness supplies for their school.

Interested students should submit a picture of their creation using the contest template. Template and complete rules can be found here.
All entries must be postmarked by May 16th to be considered for selection.

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/.

Faith Communities Planning Workshop

The Faith Communities Planning Workshops are to facilitate awareness, provide information, and offer opportunity for faith communites 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

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 Tuesday, May 8, 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.

Check Out the EMD Kidz Disaster Web Site

Kidz Site

The Washington State Emergency Management Division has a KIDZ Disaster web site which offers puzzles, games and other interesting educational information. Check it out!

Are You Ready?

The U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security has a citizen preparedness website called Ready.gov that includes a variety of disaster preparedness information.   You can also request a copy of Are You Ready? A Guide to Citizen Preparedness, a 101-page all-hazards preparedness book by calling 1-800-480-2520.

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