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Ask An Emergency Manager!

Do you want to be more prepared for emergencies and disasters, but don't know where to start? Do you have questions about the types of emergencies that could happen in your back yard? Ask an emergency manager! 

During the month of May, OEM's emergency managers will be available to answer your questions about preparedness, planning, and everything in between. Sign up for a session today:

Now Hiring: Community Safety Ambassadors

The Seattle Office of Emergency Management is hiring community members who can teach basic disaster preparedness skills (ways to be safer during a disaster such as an earthquake or winter weather), provide 911 outreach and education, and teach hands-only CPR to immigrant, refugee and limited English-speaking communities. The ideal candidate is a trusted community member, has knowledge of the community they will be training, speaks the same language, identifies and has a sense of service to the community, is comfortable speaking publicly and can demonstrate leadership ability.

Applications are on a rolling basis, we will connect with you for an interview should a position becomes available.  

Vulnerable Populations Strategic Iniatives Community Safety Ambassador

Community Safety Ambassador 

Second Language Community Safety Ambassador 

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

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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