Publications

Here you can find OEM publications and documents that fall oustide of our normal planning documentation, including Annual reports and a history of EOC activations. The "New and Relevant" section includes publications, presentations, and other resources from OEM and our partners. To see our official planning documents please go to the Plans section of our website. 

The Seattle Office of Emergency Management published a report each year that provides an overview of activities and major accomplishments.

2011 Annual Report 

2012 Annual Report 

2013 Annual Report 

2014 Annual Report

2015 Annual Report

2016 Annual Report

2017 Annual Report

Seattle Office of Emergency Management - History of Activations

The Seattle Emergency Operating Center is where the City comes together to manage and coordinate citywide resources and responses to major events.  To learn more about our activation history, including how many of those activations resulted in Presidential Disaster Declarations, see our Activation History list. 

Natural Hazard Mitigation Saves: 2017 Interim Report, National Institute of Building Sciences (2017) (Posted 2/9/2018)

Observations from the 2017 Mexico Earthquakes, Presentation to Seattle Disaster Management Committee by David Swanson of Reid Middleton Inc. and Mark Pierepiekarz of MRP Engineering. (11/30/2017)

Briefing to Council on Unreinforced Masonry Buildings (10/9/2017) 

City of Seattle Earthquake Preparedness Highlights (2017). This document provides an update to the original report issued in 2010, EARTHQUAKE PREPAREDNESS: ACTIVITIES COMPLETED AND FUTURE EFFORTS A Brief Summary of Progress and Planning at the City of Seattle (2010).