Customize Materials. You will need to customize materials with information about your agency or location, and real-time details about the emergency situation.
Work with your PIO. Always work with your assigned public information staff on communication issues.
Not required. Use of these materials is not required. They were developed as resources to help in public health emergency planning and response. Always consult your agency's emergency plans and policies, and follow appropriate Incident Command System procedures.
Questions? We will continue to add resources to this site as they are developed. Please direct questions regarding this site or emergency communication resources to DOH.Information@doh.wa.gov.
Much of the information presented in these fact sheets can be found in our Emergency Resource Guide or the Prepare: home emergency guide. You can find instructions for downloading these guides or ordering print copies on our emergency publications page.
Fact Sheets A to Z
All non-English fact sheets on this page are in PDF format. All are one to two pages in length. English fact sheets can be printed from their webpages by using the Print function on the upper right side of the screen.
9-1-1 emergency calls
Children (how to help them after a disaster)
Carbon monoxide poisoning
Contact list (out-of-area telephone numbers)
Cover your cough
Deaf and hard of hearing (preparedness tips)
Floods (how to clean your basement after a flood)
Fires in the home
Generators (how to use them safely)
Germs (how to avoid spreading them)
Home preparedness for emergencies
Hot weather precautions
Landslides and mud flows
Medical needs (preparedness tips)
Medicine (how to get it during a public health emergency)
Mobility disabilities (preparedness tips)
Also see our Pandemic Flu webpages
Pets (how to care for them in an emergency)
Psychological and emotional needs resulting from disaster
Radiation fact sheets from the the Office of Radiation Protection
- What you should know if there is an attack involving radiation (English only)
- How to reduce exposure to radiation (English only)