This information is for public health professionals, their partners in education, healthcare, law enforcement, government and business; and others with a professional interest in emergency preparedness.
Emergency Communications Toolkit
Fact sheets, sample press releases, talking points, public education materials for a range of emergencies.
Resources for Public Health Emergency Centers
Tips on planning, sign placement and set-up. Camera-ready signs. Translations.
Local health jurisdictions and tribal partner's contact and communications information.
Isolation and Quarantine
Guidelines and forms for implementing isolation and quarantine during disease outbreaks.
Emergency legal authorities
This memorandum from the Washington State Office of the Attorney General explains the emergency powers of local health agencies, Washington State agencies and the Governor.
For emergency planners: EMS and auxiliary transportation planning tools that may be available to transport patients and others during an emergency.
Emergency Preparedness Grant Matrix
Some sources of funds to support emergency preparedness activities.
Water System Operator Emergency Information
After-hours hotline, publications, measures to protect water supplies, public notification requirements.
Volunteering to help during public health emergencies
Secure communications portal and Health Alert Network
Washington's healthcare incident management system providing tools for statewide healthcare collaboration.
Because emergencies do not respect borders, Washington works closely with partners in other states, Canada and its provinces, and tribal governments to develop relationships and formal agreements that will help us help each other during public health and other emergencies.
Emergency Services Agreement: The cross border agreement facilitates sharing of Emergency Medical Service staff and resources between the governments of Washington and British Columbia.