~Promoting Community Resilience through Collaboration~
The goal of your Spokane County Emergency Management office is to achieve whole community resilience in the time of crisis. To reach our goal, we need to coordinate with community partners to better prepare for disasters, and when there is a crisis, we need to bring everyone together to strategize ongoing response.
Spokane County Emergency Management (DEM) is the coordinating agency for the whole community during major emergencies and disasters. DEM supports communication between federal, state and local governments, including local agencies and the community of the Greater Spokane area. In addition, DEM helps facilitate preparedness, response and recovery efforts, and provides public education on a variety of emergency related topics.
Working with our community to ensure our Greater Spokane area prepares, mitigates, responds, and recovers from major emergencies and disasters.
What we do
Coordinate community partners to share resources and support each other during major emergencies and disasters
Strategize and support the growth of whole community resilience in the face of an emergency or disaster
Facilitate effective decision-making throughout the response and recovery processes
Provide 24/7 duty officer response
Provide subject matter expertise in the areas of preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery, including: