Emergency Management

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Emergency Operations Center activation status

: Level I

It is the mission of the Department of Emergency Management to create sustainable communities and enhance public safety by empowering all who work, govern, live in and visit Pierce County to prevent, mitigate, prepare for, respond to and recover from all types of hazards, emergencies and disasters.


The Department of Emergency Management is made up of five divisions:
  • Emergency Management
  • Enhanced 9-1-1
  • Fire Prevention Bureau
  • Radio Communications
  • Washington State Urban Search & Rescue Task Force (WATF-1)

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Emergency Information Blog
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Sheriff's Report
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