DEM Opened it's Doors to Promote Field Day 2017

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Young DEM Field Day participants talking across the continent to Alberta, Utah, Oregon and California.

On Saturday, June 24, 2017 the Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management (DEM) along with the Snohomish County Auxiliary Communications Service (ACS) group invited the public to participate in the annual amateur radio event, Field Day at DEM. The ham radio event, Field Day has been around since 1933 and is considered to be the most popular event among ham radio operators. This event gives both licensed operators and those who just want to try out ham radio an opportunity to do so across North America all on the same day.

Over 25 individuals participated at the DEM Field Day this year along with another 80 folks who participated at the neighboring Field Day site that was located at Harborview Park in Everett. 

Being able to communicate in the event of a disaster when every day communications systems could be down (land lines, cell phones and internet) is quite valuable. If you would like to learn more about how you can become a licensed amateur radio technician visit the Snohomish County Hams Club website. Or, if you are already a licensed operator but would like to become more involved in lending you ham skills to the community visit the Snohomish County Auxiliary Communications Service group website.

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

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  1. Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management
    720 80th St. S.W.
    Bldg A
    Everett, WA 98203

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