Learn more about preparing for disasters by clicking on the headings below. To contact the Department of Emergency Management (DEM) for more information about disaster preparedness, or to invite DEM to participate in your information fair or conduct a preparedness training, please contact the Emergency Preparedness Program Manager at 425-388-5071 or email Dara Salmon at Dara.Salmon@snoco.org
Helping Children Cope with Disaster Parents, guardians and caregivers can learn ways to help children cope with the effects of disaster, as well as how to be prepared before disaster strikes.
Snohomish County's GEAR-UP initiative is a pilot program that will help you answer these questions and make sure you can 'Get Emergency Action Ready' or GEAR-UP in the event of a natural disaster. GEAR-UP uses Washington state's Map Your Neighborhood (MYN) program, which recognizes that during an emergency, "your most immediate source of help are the neighbors living around you."
More and more people make their homes in areas that are prone to wildfires. You can take steps to be ready for a wildfire and prepare your home and landscaping to reduce your risk. Learn how to protect yourself and your family from a wildfire, evacuate safely during a wildfire, and how to stay healthy when you return home.