Emergency Management

Sheriff Rick Scott
Director of Emergency Management
(360) 249-3711


 

Charles Wallace
Deputy Director
(360) 964-1575

Carmin McCullough
DEM Assistant
(360) 964-1576
GHCDEM@co.grays-harbor.wa.us  


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KING 5 NEWS
DAY OF PREPAREDNESS

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Is using the hashtag #AreYouPrepared and are doing a whole lot of
preparedness stories today. Lots of Facebook Live and Tweets, too.


Here's a few of their stories on the KING5.com website dealing with preparedness: 

Preparing your Neighborhood -
http://www.king5.com/news/local/disaster/neighborhood-planning-is-key-in-a-disaster/459070668 

Cell phone use in disaster -
http://www.king5.com/mobile/article/news/local/disaster/your-cell-phone-may-be-useless-after-a-major-disaster/453931449

14 days is new preparedness standard -
http://www.king5.com/news/local/disaster/14-days-not-3-is-the-new-emergency-kit-standard/453947654 

What to do immediately after a disaster -
http://www.king5.com/news/local/disaster/what-do-i-do-first-if-a-major-disaster-strikes/453952968

Be on your own (REALLY LONG) -
http://www.king5.com/news/local/disaster/prepare-to-be-on-your-own-in-a-major-pacific-northwest-disaster/447180665

Water is Key -
http://www.king5.com/news/local/disaster/water-top-priority-for-disaster-survival/453922718 

         Watch Grays Harbor Citizens on Image result for KING 5 LOGOaired Monday, July 24th. Click HERE

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 Division of Emergency Management

Emergency Management Role in Grays Harbor County

The Division of Emergency Management (DEM) is responsible for developing and maintaining a Countywide infrastructure for emergency/disaster preparedness, response, mitigation and recovery.

This is accomplished by means of a cooperative, multi-jurisdictional organization which includes the Cities of Aberdeen, Cosmopolis, Elma, Hoquiam, McCleary, Montesano, Oakville, Ocean Shores, Westport, the Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation, the Quinault Indian Nation, all 15 County Fire Districts and every Grays Harbor County Department.

 


 Emergency Operations Center

EOC

DEM is responsible for maintaining the EOC in a constant state of readiness. During a countywide disaster, the EOC becomes the hub of information gathering and dissemination, strategic decision making, resource allocation and incident coordination. Representatives from law enforcement, fire services and public health, environmental health, EMS, as well as other organizations from throughout the county work together to coordinate the response.

 

 Division Functions

The Division of Emergency Management actively prepares for and participates in the following functions:

  • Disaster Planning
  • Disaster/Emergency Response Planning
  • Disaster/Emergency Recovery Planning
  • Emergency Operations Center (EOC)
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Exercises for Disaster & Emergency Response
  • Hazardous Materials Response Planning
  • Public Education & Outreach
  • Responder Training
  • StormReady
  • TsunamiReady

StormReady
The StormReady program helps community leaders prepare their communities for severe weather. Severe weather includes thunderstorms, flooding, tornadoes, hurricanes, high heat, high winds, and extreme cold weather. Although no community is storm proof, StormReady communities are better prepared to save lives through planning, education, and awareness.

TsunamiReadyLogoSMTsunamiReady helps community leaders and emergency managers strengthen their local operations by being sufficiently prepared to save lives in the event of a Tsunami through better planning, education and awareness. Although no community is tsunami proof, being TsunamiReady can help minimize loss to our community.

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Grays Harbor County continues to hold both designations of StormReady and TsunamiReady.