The Division of Emergency Management plans for and responds to both natural and man-made disasters. These range from weather, floods, tsunamis, and earthquakes to incidents involving hazardous materials, or significant law enforcement events. The division prepares and implements a county-wide Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan, routinely conducts extensive exercises to test county emergency response capabilities and provides educational materials to the public to better prepare them for emergency events.
This section of the Sheriff’s Office is Clallam counties liaison with federal and local agencies on emergencies of all kinds. Division staff members provide technical assistance to local governments as they prepare emergency plans and procedures and they also conduct emergency operations training for local governmental agencies.