Department of Emergency Management


Jefferson County Department of Emergency Management LogoJefferson 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:

stay informed2Jefferson County is currently accepting applications for the position of Emergency Management Director.

Public Education:
Presentations & printed materials related to emergency preparedness

Warning & alert; response; damage assessment; primary conduit with state and/or federal disaster assistance

Field Operations:
Provide support to agency and jurisdictional partners.

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. 

Stay Aware of incidents and details of emergencies in Jefferson County that may affect you.
Graphic that reads Be Prepared. Be Prepared for an emergency with a Grab & Go Kit!
Get Involved in your neighborhood preparedness group. Organize or participate in your neighborhood preparadness group