OEM Publications

The Seattle Office of Emergency Management is responsible for a number of documents that support the City's overall readiness and response to a major disaster. Below are some of those documents. To see our official planning documents please click here.

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

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. 

Seattle Office of Emergency Management offers a wide variety of information on how to prepare yourself, your family, your home, and your neighborhood for disasters.  The following links will take you to the web page where you will be able to find the information you are looking for.

Seattle Neighborhoods Actively Prepared

Looking for a clever way to get neighbors talking to one another?  Try this ice breaker at your SNAP neighborhood Meeting

Interactive Bingo (PDF):  Everyone gets the same card.  As people walk around meeting each other, ask them to find someone who has done of of the items on the card (limit one square per person).  The 'winner' is the first one to fill their card with nine different names and can introduce all to the group.  Give a light stick, whistle or other small preparedness item as a prize.

SNAP Drills