Emergency Management

Liz Jessee, Director
27 N. 2nd Avenue
Walla Walla, WA 99362 
Phone  509-524-2900   
Fax   509-524-2910
E-mail emd@co.walla-walla.wa.us 

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Sign up for the Walla Walla Emergency Management Citizen Alert 
system by clicking on the icon below or by scanning the QR Code:Citizen Alert (1)Citizen Alert QR Code

The Walla Walla Emergency Management Citizen Alert system can alert residents about severe weather, fires, floods, toxic environmental issues, radiological events and other emergencies. Messages can be sent to residents on any communication path desired – cell phone, home phone, email, text messaging, fax, pager, PDA and more – ensuring that residents receive life-saving emergency information and important public service announcements in minutes. Citizens listed in the County’s white pages landline phone database are automatically subscribed to emergency alerts by phone. Citizens may also self-register their cell phone, VOIP phone, email, text message device, fax, TDD, and pager.

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Our vision is to have a community of volunteers that will rise to the challenge of emergencies to improve the quality of life in Walla Walla Valley now, and in the future.   We are prepared to open an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to provide support to field incident commanders and information to the public when a disaster occurs.  We are always looking for volunteers to assist us in the EOC.

To volunteer, download a Washington State Emergency Worker Registration Card and email the completed form to ppurcell@co.walla-walla.wa.us. Questions? Please call us at 509.524.2900.

The Everbridge Mobile App allows residents and visitors to receive public safety information based on their current location. This video provides an overview of how to start using the app to view alerts in your area and receive push notifications. The FREE Everbridge Mobile App is available at the Android or iTunes Store.




The FEMA Flood Map Service Center (MSC) is the official public source for flood hazard information produced in support of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Use the MSC to find your official flood map, access a range of other flood hazard products, and take advantage of tools for better understanding flood risk.


After the July 2012 shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., the city of Houston's Public Safety Office released a how-to video on surviving a shooter event. 

En Espanól: CORRA. ESCONDASE. PELEE. Sobreviviendo un Tiroteo. Versión en Español.


Storm Ready


Walla Walla County is the first county in the Pendleton Weather Service coverage area within the State of Washington to receive this designation. Significant effort goes into obtaining the designation. Eligibility requirements include establishment of a 24-hour warning point and emergency operations center, having more than one method of receiving severe weather information and alerting the public, creating a system that monitors local weather conditions and developing a formal hazardous weather plan.

                                                                                                         Weather Radio

Get weather reports, forecasts and weather warnings through NOAA weather radio.  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration broadcasts weather information on several frequencies in our area.  The signals may be received by a weather radio, which can be purchased at most electronics stores for $30-60.  When severe weather approaches, the radio will sound an alarm and activate an audio message about the weather.  See the NOAA Weather Radio web site.

About Us and What We Do

Walla Walla County Emergency Management Department provides services to Walla Walla County and the Cities of Prescott, Waitsburg, College Place and Walla Walla. 

Read about our mission and strategic plan.



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