Public Education & Outreach


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

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

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Updated:  December 30, 2016 10:49 AM


Thurston County Emergency Management has a variety of public education programs to improve individual and family emergency preparedness.

Map Your Neighborhood (MYN)

Developed by the State of Washington, Map Your Neighborhood (MYN) is a program designed to help neighborhoods prepare for disasters.

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

CERT is a 20-hour training program that prepares you yourself, family, neighbors and co-workers in the even to an emergency.

Faith Community Preparedness

Thurston County Emergency management and other local partners met with churches and other faith organizations on a quarterly basis to improve emergency preparedness and plan how to better serve the community.

Personal Preparedness

Thurston County Emergency Management has designed an education program to improve individual and family preparedness, building on the "3 Days, 3 Ways" concept.

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

If you are interested in more information, or to schedule a presentation, please contact Vivian Eason, Thurston County Emergency Management at 360-867-2825 or email