WA State Emergency Planning Regions Overview

The WA State Department of Health and Washington’s Emergency Management Division (EMD) divides Washington State into 9 regions for emergency preparedness planning.  

The DOH designates a local health jurisdiction in each region as the lead agency for that region and host of a regional emergency response coordinator (RERC). The lead agency and coordinator help local health jurisdictions to create local emergency preparedness plans and to collaborate on a regional plan that will tie the local plans together. The RERC encourages the many entities who will need to work together during a public health emergency to participate in the planning process.

WA Emergency Planning Regions

WA Department Of Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Program Websitehttps://www.doh.wa.gov/AboutUs/ProgramsandServices/EmergencyPreparednessandResponse

WA DOH Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response works to improve our State’s ability to respond to acts of bioterrorism, outbreaks of infectious disease, and other large-scale public health emergencies or mass casualty incidents.


WA Emergency Preparedness and Response Regions Map

Emergency Preparedness Map in PDF form for download.