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

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.



First Heatwave of Summer This Weekend

Weather Briefing from the National Weather Service in Seattle 


Moderate riskfor those that are sensitive to heat, especially those without effective cooling or hydration.

Low risk : for the general population.


This level of heat will mainly pose a risk to heat-sensitive populations. However, after a cool and wet Spring, most of the population has little to no acclimation to heat and therefore could be caught off guard by the rapid warm-up.

A significant increase in cold and high water-related incidents is possible this weekend into early next week. Rivers continue to run high due to recent wet conditions. Combined with cold meltwater and the first warm weekend in quite a while this raises significant concerns.

Thursday - Friday - Dry. Warming temperatures into the 70s to around 80 by Friday afternoon. No significant impacts expected.

Saturday-Monday - First heat event of the season. Temperatures rising to 10-15 degrees above normal for late June (however nowhere near what we saw in June 2021).

Helpful Videos

Drop Cover & Hold On

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Two Foot Tsunami Inundation and the Impacts

FBI parking lot video -Samoa on 9/25/2009

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ShakeAlert Earthquake Early Warning System
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Nisqually Earthquake - 10:54am, Feb 28, 2001
Nisqually Earthquake Video

Don’t Run From Buildings During an Earthquake - Ecuador, April 16, 2016
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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!