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.
Join 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.