News & Events
October 19, 2017
On October 19 at 10:19am millions of people all over the world took a step toward preparation for disaster. As part of the 2017 Great ShakeOut participants took a moment to consider what they should do if an earthquake shook their world. In Jefferson County many were making use of...
August 15, 2017
Nearly 100 people from across the county and state attended a seminar presented by the JCDEM to address the needs of vulnerable populations during all phases of emergency operations – planning and preparation, response and recovery. Washington State law (RCW) now requires caregiver service providers to design specific plans, in cooperation with local emergency management and community advocacy groups, to safeguard...
August 10, 2017
Area emergency responders and the Jefferson County Department of Emergency Management (JCDEM) joined the United States Navy, a Disaster Airlift Response Team (DART) and organized neighborhood groups in an exercise on and around Naval Magazine Indian Island on August 9. The exercise simulated the aftermath of a large earthquake...
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August 9, 2017
This September, National Preparedness Month will focus on planning, with an overarching theme "Disasters Don't Plan Ahead. You Can."
The goal this year is increase the overall number of individuals, families, and communities that engage in preparedness actions at home, work, businesses, school and places of worship.
August 1, 2017
Lynn Sterbenz, the Director of the Jefferson County Dept. of Emergency Management, was one of 25 emergency managers invited to a close up observation of a military exercise to demonstrate its ability to respond to coastal counties in the event of a Cascadia Subduction earthquake and tsunami. During the exercise Sterbenz flew in a CH-47 chinook helicopter from Fort Lewis to Grays Harbor where she watched as the USS Anchorage and its crew transported supplies and heavy equipment using landing craft from the ship to shore.
Sterbenz and the group then re-boarded the helicopter and toured the USS Anchorage, a San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock that can carry up to 800 marines, vehicles and supplies.