The County Administrator, along with an interview panel made up of county, city, and community members, have selected a new Director for the Jefferson County Department of Emergency Management. We are excited to announce that Willie Bence will be your new Director of Emergency Management. Bence will begin on July 9... Read More>
Jefferson County Washington Emergency Management works to prepare the county and it's communities for hazards and disasters that affect the Olympic Peninsula and our area.
What We Do The primary objectives of the Jefferson County Department of Emergency Management are:
■ Public Education: Presentations & printed materials related to emergency preparedness
■ Coordination: Warning & alert; response; damage assessment; primary conduit with state and/or federal disaster assistance
■ Field Operations: Provide support to agency and jurisdictional partners.
■ Activation: The Emergency Operations Center becomes the central coordination point to serve the city and county.
The Department of Emergency Management was established by Jefferson County to plan for, administer, and execute a comprehensive program of disaster mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery according to the requirements of the law. We also serve the City of Port Townsend by interlocal agreement.