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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)

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Pierce County Department of Emergency Management

2501 S. 35th St. Suite D
Tacoma, WA 98409 

For Emergencies:
Call 9-1-1

Ph: (253) 798-6595
Fx: (253) 798-3307

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Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

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