Jefferson County Department of Emergency Management

Office Hours

8:30 am to 4:30 pm weekdays

(360) 385-9368
Fax: (360) 385-9376
81 Elkins Road
Port Hadlock, WA  98339

Urgent (after hours)
(360) 344-9779
Request contact with Duty Officer via JeffCom. (Expect call back from DEM Duty Officer within 10 minutes or less.)

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News & Events

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May 23, 2017

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STEP UP Training Classes Completely Full
A special four-part training series to help people with functional & access needs prepare for emergencies is scheduled for each Friday in June. Due to the overwhelming response this free workshop is completely booked with almost 90 people attending. Registration is now closed.

This class is especially designed for people with disabilities, senior citizens and vulnerable populations. Another class will be held in Fall of 2017. To be added to the waiting list for the fall class contact Deb Reithmeyer at


May 23, 2017

Name the Group Competition Winner
The Jefferson County Department of Management has facilitated the "Emergency Planning and Integration Advisory Committee", helping us to guide emergency planning for people with special needs in Jefferson County. This has been referred to as "EPIAC".

In early May we held a contest to rename this committee! We wanted a name that adequately described the function of the group, wasn't too long and was somewhat easy to remember.

A winner has been chosen! John Ammeter was the winner with his suggestion of EPAC, (pronounced e-pak) Emergency Preparedness Advisory Committee. For his suggestion, John received a Ready America one-day emergency hip pack.

Thank you, John and all those who participated!


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