Winter Weather Advisory
Updates to Winter Preparedness and Safety. Click here for links to updated videos.
Governor's Guide to Homeland Security
A Governor's Guide to
Homeland Security, was recently
published by the National Governor's
Association. The guide, while
aimed at new Governors, is a great
overview to emergency management across
the nation. While targeted at
Governors, the material covered is
directly applicable to elected officials
and emergency response personnel at the
Click here to view the guide.
Self-Sufficient for 72 Hours?
Recent winter weather in
Chelan County has really brought home
the importance of being prepared to be
self sufficient. It is recommended
that families be prepared by having food
and other necessary supplies to last 72
hours. Visit our
Preparedness Page∞ for
a variety of guides on preparing your
house and family.
The 2007 Washington State Preparedness
Guide is available
, or by contacting the Chelan County
Emergency Management Office.
Fiscal Year 2007 NIMS Metric Released
Homeland Security Guidance section∞ to view the FY07 NIMS Metric for local
The recent winter
storms, and resulting power outages, in
Chelan County have really highlighted
the importance of emergency
notification. Citizens are highly
encouraged to be prepared for incidents
resulting in extended power outages by
owning a battery operated am/fm radio
with fresh batteries. By
possessing a battery powered radio,
citizens will ensure they are capable of
listening to local radio stations for
current information from local
In addition to an am/fm
radio, citizens are encouraged to own a
NOAA Weather Alert Radio. Weather
Alert Radios are a fabulous tool to
ensure immediate notification of
emergencies in your area. In
addition to enabling easy access to
weather forecasts, newer radios enable
24/7 notification of Emergency Alert
System messages. These newer
radios (equipped with SAME Encoding)
will set off an audible alert when
emergency messages are issued by local
officials. Weather radios can be
purchased locally from a variety of
retail stores and are readily available
for less than $100.00.
is available at
Is Your Business Prepared?
just like individuals, need to be
prepared for unexpected events when they
occur. A little amount of
pre-planning can make the difference
between a business surviving, or closing
their doors for good! Visit our
Business Continuity Section for
information to help you write your
Business Emergency Plan.
Special Needs Registry
Special Needs Registration registration forms available here!
National Response Plan Course
View the revised National Response Plan
Course (IS-800.A) at the Emergency
Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) Software
Software based on the 2004 Emergency Response Guidebook.