Emergency Management

City of Edmonds Emergency Management

121 5th Ave. N.
Edmonds, WA 98020

Chuck Wallace - Safety & Disaster Coordinator
Office: (425) 771-0277
Cell: (425) 218-6766
In the event of any emergency, please call 911


The Great Shakeout Earthquake Exercise is Approaching October 19th at 10:19am

At 10:19am, the All Hazard Alert Broadcast Siren (AHAB) will activate with the actual siren wail and voice messages for 3 minutes. 

  • The AHAB Siren is designed to ONLY be heard outdoors.
  • For obtaining emergency and disaster alerts indoors, you will need an All Hazard "ALERT" Weather Radio that is plugged in and has a battery backup. 

It is a great time to: 

  • Prepare GO Kits for yourself, all family members and your pets, (can be found under Disaster Preparation on this website).
  • Discuss a family emergency plan talking about where to meet in an emergency, also indicate one family member out of town to communicate with if you are all apart during an emergency or disaster, and discuss the dynamics of our disasters such as the possibility of aftershocks during earthquake and attempting to text when phone lines are jammed. 
  • Discuss having slippers/shoes, a flashlight and your glasses by your bedside
  • Take CPR & First aid courses
  • Get to know your neighbors, you may need their assistance



City of Edmonds Emergency Management

Focusing people, plans and programs to promote  prepared and resilient City of Edmonds

The Edmonds Office of Emergency Management works to ensure the City of Edmonds is ready for any kind of emergency. The Edmonds Office of Emergency Management works with organizations throughout the City, county, region and state, to plan for, prepare, respond to, and mitigate possible emergencies within the City, while lessening their impact upon people, the economy and our environment, in an attempt to recover as quickly as possible from any type of event.

To meet our mission, the Edmonds Office of Emergency Management:

  • Inform and instruct the public how to prepare for emergencies at home, work and play.
  • Develops public safety plans for major events within the City.
  • Oversees development of the City’s plans for large-scale emergencies and disasters.
  • Conducts training and exercises to test the effectiveness of plans and policies.
  • Collects, analyzes, and disseminates incident information.
  • Coordinates and supports responses to and recovery from emergencies.


Emergency/Disaster Notification  – Sign up Today!

The previous Emergency and Disaster Notification System originating from Snohomish County Emergency Management has been replaced with a new alerting system with far more capability, called Smart 911. The new system allows you to sign up for emergency and disaster alerts specific to your address, plus allows you an option to provide information about your medicines, disability/motility issues and even information about your pets, should emergency responders ever be dispatched to your home.

You must (opt in), sign up for the new system, to receive future emergency or disaster alerts.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Smart 911 can be found here: https://www.smart911.com/smart911/accountMgt/faq.action

  • Be sure to check the City of Edmonds – Opt in box when you sign up, to receive specific messages pertaining to the City of Edmonds as well as messages from the City of Edmonds Emergency Management Department.

(Click the link to join)

Sign up now!