Disaster and Emergency Preparedness

Helping You Be Prepared!

Earthquake damage in OlympiaThe Olympia Fire Department: Emergency Management Division’s mission is to develop a resilient community by empowering citizens and staff to mitigate hazards and prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies and disasters.

Emergencies can happen anytime, anywhere and are often unexpected. Are you prepared for a disaster or emergency that could last up to 72 hours? Are you prepared for a catastrophic event that could last more than 2 weeks?

The Emergency Management Division is here to help. Check out the useful information below or schedule an in person preparedness presentation by contacting the Emergency Management Specialist at the bottom of this page.

Getting Prepared

Taking the time to educate and prepare yourself in advance will give you the confidence and skills you need to face a real emergency when it happens.

General Preparedness Information

Global Monitoring

Local Monitoring & Alerts

Resources & Information


  • Floodwatch (ios)

Specific Emergencies


Are you looking to get more involved? Would you like to help your community during an emergency? Visit the sites below for opportunities to make a real difference!

During an Emergency

Who to Call

  • Hazardous Power Lines: 9-1-1
  • Trees Leaning on a Power Line: 9-1-1
  • Power Outage: 888.225.5773
  • Trees on Roadway: 360.753.8333
  • Flooding Home: 9-1-1
  • Flooding Streets: 360.753.8333

Where to get Emergency Updates


Contact Emergency Management Specialist Patrick Knouff at 360.709.2701 or pknouff@ci.olympia.wa.us

Link to ready.gov Link to FEMA Link to Red Cross