Emergency Management

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)

Emergency Management News

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Pierce County Television
View videos featuring Emergency Management

News Releases
Read about DEM in the news

Emergency Information Blog
Stay updated on emergencies

Sheriff's Report
Pierce County safety information and reports.