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Emergency Management and Disaster Planning

Emergency management in Washington State is authorized by the laws contained in the Chapter 38.52 RCW. The Washington State Military Department Division of Emergency Management administers the state emergency management program. State criteria for emergency management funds, workers, organizations, services and plans, and disaster recovery is outlined in the Title 118 WAC. Counties, cities and towns are responsible for establishing and maintaining local emergency management services/organizations, plans, and programs in accordance with state regulations.


Last Modified: December 21, 2015