Find Snohomish County Washington emergency services departments and agencies. Emergency services provide information on emergency management, preparedness and medical response, including public safety, fire prevention and medical treatment.
Bothell Emergency Services 330 228th Street Southwest Bothell WA 98021 425-481-3135
Brier Emergency Services 2901 228th Street Southwest Brier WA 98036 425-776-3722
Edmonds Emergency Services 23607 Washington 99 Edmonds WA 98026 425-776-3722
Snohomish County Emergency Services 2615 West Casino Road Everett WA 98204 425-347-7000
If a mandatory evacuation has been ordered, it means that officials anticipate a strong likelihood that local conditions will threaten public safety. Residents who refuse to leave during a mandatory evacuation will probably not be arrested. However, they should be prepared to be self-sufficient during the event. Utilities and communications systems will likely not be available and public safety agencies may not respond to calls for assistance.
A CERT is a Community Emergency Response Team. CERTs are teams of volunteers trained in basic disaster response that can supplement Emergency Services during an incident. Depending on the type or severity of an event, the CERT may be assigned low risk tasks that free up Emergency Services personnel for critical tasks.
Mitigation refers to measures taken to reduce or eliminate risks to human life or property in the event of disaster. The intent of mitigation is to reduce the need for response during a disaster. Mitigation allows response resources to be directed to the area of greatest need.