Now Hiring: Training & Exercise Coordinator

The Office of Emergency Management is recruiting for a Training & Exercise Coordinator to lead, manage and develop a city-wide emergency management training and exercise program based on continuous needs analysis, development, implementation and administration.

To learn more about this position and how to apply, click here.

Safely Helping Neighbors During COVID-19, Extreme Weather, and other Emergencies

While COVID-19 is still present in our community, it is important for those most vulnerable to stay at home to avoid exposure. Seattle is also prone to many hazards that can impact people at home, like extreme heat or cold. Many people staying at home could use a helping hand! Offer to go grocery shopping or run other errands for those remaining at home, or simply offer to check-in with a regular phone call. Use our Hello Neighbor cards to offer help to those remaining at home. A little bit goes a long way! Available in multiple languages! 

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Community Mitigation Survey

In November 2020, OEM launched a Community Mitigation Survey as part of the Hazard Mitigation Plan update process. We got valuable feedback from the community about which hazards are the biggest concern, which mitgation strategies are most valued, and which community resources should be protected through mitigation efforts. View a brief summary of the survey results

All-Hazards Mitigation Plan Update

Every five years the City of Seattle Office of Emergency Management (OEM) updates the All-Hazards Mitigation Plan (HMP). This HMP helps us minimize risks to people, property, and the environment from natural and man-made disasters. Learn more about the All-Hazards Mitigation Plan by reading this summary of the plan update process, or visiting the HMP Update site

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