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Emergency Management

Prepare Respond Mitigate

King County Emergency Management
3511 NE Second St.
Renton, WA 98056
Main Phone: 206-296-3830
Toll Free: 800-523-5044
Fax: 206-205-4056

Enhanced 9-1-1 Program
Seattle, WA
E-911 program office

Personal and family preparedness

Personal preparedness includes being ready for emergencies at home, in your car, or anywhere else you may spend time. These preparedness efforts are a team effort. King County Office of Emergency Management provides information and resources to help you better prepare for the possibility of an emergency or disaster. What you do now can help you and your family better respond to and recover from disaster, as well as contribute to the overall readiness of our region. These three steps will help you start down the path of being better prepared.

a plan
Does your family know what to do, how to communicate, and where to go in case of an emergency? Having a emergency plan is the first key step in being prepared.
a kit 
What basic supplies would you need to survive until more help comes following an emergency? A 7-10 day emergency supply kit is a basic tool for providing peace of mind, comfort, and survival needs in the face of a catastrophe.
We will all rely on each other during disasters. Take a CPR class, get to know your neighbors and how you can all work better together before and after a disaster.

Resolve to get better prepared

Check out FEMA’s Are You Ready? Guide.  This interactive course provides information on specific hazards including steps to not only be reactive, but proactive in response to them. The guide also teaches you about evacuation, emergency public shelters, animals in disasters and more.

Build a kit on a shoestring budget - Make It Through Campaign (2012)

Disaster preparedness video from FEMA

What else can I do to become better prepared?

Are you interested in requesting resources or materials for a community event? Contact your local Office of Emergency Management, or call us at 206-296-3830.