September is National Preparedness Month 

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In the event of a disaster everyday ways we communicate may not be available. Local phone lines may be jammed and calls may not get through. Internet connection could be down as well. 

Having a family communication plan is key to helping your family navigate through a disaster. Talk as a family, together about:

  • Who will be your out of area contact?
  • Where will we meet if there are no ways to communicate with one another?
  • What is our school's Emergency Plan?
  • What will be our alternative route to get home if roads and bridges are damaged?
  • Do we have important phone numbers written down and can everyone access them?

Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management Mission Statement


The Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management coordinates emergency management in partnership with the whole community to lessen the impact of disasters on people, property, the environment, and the economy.


Improving lives through innovative and passionate service.


Equitable – Impartially serving all communities
Dedicated – Committed to fulfilling our obligations
Integrity – Responsible stewards of public trust, resources, and funds
Teamwork – Staff support each other in meeting our mission
Collaborative – Seeking partnerships across the whole community for mutual benefit
Creative – Innovative thinkers finding new solutions
Proactive – Anticipating needs and actions
Professional – Trustworthy, ethical, respectful, with a sense of duty to serve

Contact Us

  1. Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management

    720 80th St. S.W.
    Bldg A
    Everett, WA 98203

    Ph: 425-388-5060
    Fx: 425-423-9152
    Emergencies: 911


    Mondays - Fridays (except holidays)
    8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    Duty Officer is available for emergencies 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They can be reached by calling 911.