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Vision: A community resilient to the health impacts of disasters.

Our mission is to promote and ensure the health and safety of the whole community before, during, and after emergencies and disasters. But we can't do it alone. Here's how you can help keep yourself and your community safe during and after an emergency.

Guidelines to prepare yourself for a disaster

Be prepared for public health emergencies and dangers

Learn what to do in the event of disaster such as flooding, power outages, carbon monoxide poisoning, hypothermia and more.


Volunteer for the Public Health Reserve Corps

Take action: volunteer with the Public Health Reserve Corps

The Public Health Reserve Corps (PHRC) is a medical reserve corps which bridges gaps in access to care prior to and during emergencies by delivering compassionate care to King County's most vulnerable residents. Reserve Corps volunteers deliver care in non-traditional settings like tiny home villages, shelters, health fairs, and community centers.

  • Local emergency managers: PHRC can assist with your responses
  • Community agencies and event planners: Request the PHRC for your event
  • Current volunteers: Information on 2019 PHRC restructuring

For preparedness professionals

Information for preparedness professionals

The Preparedness Section is responsible for maintaining emergency response plans. We also rely on other preparedness professionals and organizations, including the Northwest Healthcare Response Network and city and county emergency managers.


Community Resilience + Equity

Partner with us: build community resilience

Community Resilience + Equity coordinates countywide preparedness efforts with a wide variety of community partners. The team includes a diverse cross section of staff with public health expertise in vulnerable populations, preparedness and infectious diseases.


SMS text messaging for Public Health communication

SMS text messaging for Public Health communication

On-the-ground work and research in text messaging to teach the essential components for developing a texting program for public health organizations and school-based health centers.


Link/share our site at www.kingcounty.gov/preparedness