THE DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
is the emergency management office for the county. DEM works directly
with the Washington State Emergency Management Division (EMD)
and the State Homeland Security Region 1 which includes Island,
Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom, and San Juan Counties.
DEM is responsible for emergency management within Island County to include planning and coordinating actions for the mitigation, response to, and recovery from natural and man-caused emergencies and disasters. DEM provides hazard information, coordinates and provides emergency training for county residents and emergency responders. DEM also operates the county Emergency Operations Center (EOC) when it is activated.
You may contact DEM through any of the following numbers or media. Voice mail is available if we are out of the office.
ALL LIFE OR PROPERTY EMERGENCIES SHOULD BE REPORTED TO 911 FOR IMMEDIATE RESPONSE.
Telephone (South Whidbey and Camano, toll free):
From North Whidbey Island: (360) 679-7370
From South Whidbey Island: (360) 321-5112...x 7370
From Camano ISland: (360) 629-4523...x 7370
FAX: (360) 679-7376
Postal Address: P.O. Box 5000, Coupeville,
Electronic Mail: DEM@co.island.wa.us