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King County Emergency Management aims to train residents on the skills they need to know to thrive and recover from a disaster. We aim to train people how to prepare for emergencies, prevent injuries, and respond effectively when a disaster strikes. We offer free training and information session to individuals, businesses, community groups, schools, and other organizations throughout King County. Topics include:

  • Emergency planning for yourself and loved ones
  • Planning with pets, children, seniors, and special needs populations
  • What to put in a disaster kit
  • Local hazards and their impacts
  • How to prepare for emergencies at home and work
  • Organizing for a disaster with your neighbors
  • Creating a communications plan
  • Disaster planning for organizations

To request an emergency preparedness presentation for your community group or organization, please contact


Upcoming trainings

Disaster Skills Workshop

King County is prone to many hazards, and when one happens many services we rely on will be overwhelmed. It may be difficult for residents to travel or communicate. Residents need to be prepared to be self-sufficient during these times. Understanding of disaster skills is critical to being prepared. This workshop will cover topics related to: local hazards, utility control, water storage/purification, emergency sanitation, and creating emergency plans. The following dates are available for any member of the public to attend. All courses are free.

    February 8, 2018

    Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm

    Location: White Center Library (Meeting Room), 1409 SW 107th St., Seattle, WA 98146

    Register here!

     May 14, 2018

    Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm

    Location: Preston Community Center, 8625 310th Ave SE, Preston, WA 98050

    Register here!

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