Community Resilience

Community Resiliency is based on the inter-dependencies between individuals, neighborhoods, businesses, farmers, organizations and agencies within a geographical region. Our focus is preparedness for the Inland Northwest which consists of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho with Spokane being the main hub.

Get Prepared!     &     Get Involved!

Now you may be asking, "Where do I start this preparedness journey?" The different steps are listed below with links to more detailed information but you can also start with our new PREPAREDNESS FOLDER that also gives you the basics of where to begin and important information on Alert & Warning and Evacuation Levels.

Build a Kit

When a disaster strikes, you and your family will need a cache of supplies on hand to make it through. Have you thought about building a kit? What are the recommendations to get started and how long should you be prepared for? Click on Build a Kit above to get more details.

Make a Plan

Planning for disasters is not just something that just we do in Emergency Management, it is also something that needs to be done as a family. Have you decided where you will meet if you have to evacuate your home? Have you decided who will be your Out-of-Area contact for your family communications plan? Click Make A Plan above for more resources and templates on how to get started with planning.

Stay Informed

How will you and your family stay up-to-date on what’s happening during a disaster? We recommend having multiple options ready to go in case any one of them is actually impacted by the event. One way to ensure you get notifications about disasters in your area is to sign up with Alert Spokane.

Get Involved

There are many ways to get involved in your community--volunteering during or after a disaster is one way, or you can find an opportunity with an organization you are interested in. To volunteer as an Emergency Worker with our office, please see our opportunities in the volunteering section of the website. To volunteer with other organizations throughout the Greater Spokane area, Volunteer Spokane lists numerous opportunities.