Emergency Management

As of March 19, 2020:

***The City of Puyallup EOC has established a call center to address questions from the public.  To reach us call (253) 864-4170.  The call center is open from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday.  If you call outside of these hours, please leave a voicemail & we will return your call the next business day***

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The City’s Emergency Management Division is responsible for ensuring a state of readiness to all potential hazards (natural, environmental and human-caused).

The mission of the Division is to protect lives and property through preparedness and mitigation activities.  It develops and refines emergency management plans, conducts exercises, and organizes and executes response efforts in the event of a significant incident.  The program also provides for community education on emergency preparedness and recovery.

The video below shows a full-scale exercise that was conducted in 2018.

The Emergency Management Division:

  • Holds quarterly EOC team training exercises
  • Has managed two full-scale exercises (mass care & shelter and volcanic lahar response)
  • Offers individual and group training to EOC team members
  • Coordinates community preparedness presentations & events 
  • Conducts public outreach
  • Issues 12 monthly Division reports
  • Revises and updates the City’s Emergency Management Plans
  • Participates in regional emergency management trainings and events
  • Administers emergency management grants received from the federal government