The King County Office of Emergency Management includes the Emergency Management (OEM) and Enhanced 911 (E-911) Programs. The mission of this office and both programs is "to provide leadership and high-quality services that improve the safety of the public in King County." The Emergency Management Program specializes in disaster mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery. In addition to natural and technological disasters, many homeland security issues are also coordinated through this office. The E-911 Program administers funds that are collected by the county from telephone line taxes. They work with all public safety answer points (PSAPs or 911 dispatch centers) to ensure that equipment and technology is state of the art, providing the best 911 service possible in the County.
In addition, a team of volunteers supports OEM during emergency activations of our Emergency Coordination Center. The Emergency Coordination Center (ECC) Support Team participates in trainings, exercises, and emergency coordination activities throughout the year.