Department of Emergency Management
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October 16th Volunteer Orientation:
October 17th Fundamentals of ICS:
October 18th Emergency Operations Center Orientation:
October 19th Hub Walkthrough:
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
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.
Join our team!
The Department of Emergency Management is currently recruiting a part-time Planning Coordinator to join our team to assist with writing and distributing plans that will help us respond to and recover from disasters affecting our community. This role is a critical function and will help write documentation that serve as guidance during times of crisis.
To apply, interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter to JCDEM@co.jefferson.wa.us with the subject “Planning Coordinator Application"
Full position description can be found here Version OptionsDepartment of Emergency ManagementHeadlineJoin our team!.
Volunteer with Jefferson County Department of Emergency Management:
The Department of Emergency Management (DEM) is interested in volunteers with medical backgrounds (doctor, nurse, EMT, etc.), backgrounds in security (military, law enforcement), other emergency response (firefighters, Incident Command System) or other specialized skills. If you do not have any specialized experience, please do not feel discouraged! We can assist in finding the best program to fit your interests and experience.
Please fill out the online application in order to begin the sign up process.
More information on volunteering for DEM found here Version Options Department of Emergency Management Headline.