Emergency Preparedness

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Preparedness Is Key 

Disasters like earthquakes, winter storms, flooding, landslides and volcanic eruptions don’t wait. They can happen anytime, sometimes without warning. The best thing you can do to keep yourself and your loved ones safe is be prepared. Ask yourself, is your family ready for an emergency? Do you have an emergency kit with two weeks’ worth of food, water and supplies? How about a family communications plan, meeting place and an escape plan? Visit our preparedness page for tips and resources today.  

About Emergency Management

Bothell Emergency Management coordinates emergency planning, preparedness, response and recovery on behalf of the city. When a disaster strikes, our job is to coordinate efforts between city departments, responders, community partners and other key stakeholders to make sure the city is effectively responding to whatever incident is happening. When there is not an active disaster, our team is writing emergency plans, educating the public, developing trainings and exercises and building relationships with local and regional partners.  City resilience depends on day to day operations like these.

The City of Bothell Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP)    is for use by elected and appointed City officials, and City government department directors, managers and staff in mitigating, preparing for, responding to, and recovering from disaster.

This plan is a product of coordinated planning efforts between Bothell Emergency Management, City departments, and community stakeholders. It meets the requirements of WAC 118-30 and the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) planning guidance for the National Response Framework and National Incident Management System (NIMS) compliance.

The CEMP is reviewed by Washington State Emergency Management Division at least every four years and updated accordingly, with resident input encouraged.

Get Involved 

Every person who lives and works in Bothell plays an important role in minimizing the impact of a disaster in our community. Get Involved by signing up for one of our many classes or programs that are offered each year, including CERT and the Ham Radio Team. Interested in a disaster preparedness presentation? Contact us today.

Emergency Alerts 

Do you receive city notifications when there is an emergency? Sign up for ALERT King County to  stay informed about potential hazards and threats that impact our area.

Meet Our Team

Colby Cavanaugh, Emergency Manager 

Tricia Parker, Community Emergency Preparedness Coordinator