Here you can find OEM publications and documents that fall outside of our normal planning documentation, including Annual reports and a history of EOC activations. The "New and Relevant" section includes publications, presentations, and other resources from OEM and our partners. To see our official planning documents please go to the Plans section of our website. 

The Seattle Office of Emergency Management published a report each year that provides an overview of activities and major accomplishments.

2011 Annual Report 

2012 Annual Report 

2013 Annual Report 

2014 Annual Report

2015 Annual Report

2016 Annual Report

2017 Annual Report

2018 Annual Report

2019 Annual Report

2020 Annual Report

Seattle Office of Emergency Management - History of Activations

The Seattle Emergency Operating Center is where the City comes together to manage and coordinate citywide resources and responses to major events.  To learn more about our activation history, including how many of those activations resulted in Presidential Disaster Declarations, see our Activation History list.

Overview of Major Earthquake Preparedness Actions Undertaken in the City of Seattle Since the 2001 Nisqually Earthquake (February 2020)

Summer Planning and Preparedness (Heat and Smoke) in Context of COVID-19 - OEM PowerPoint presentation (July 2020)

Wildfire Smoke and Extreme Heat Resources (2020)

Seattle Housing Recovery Seminar (Full Video, 2019), Seattle OEM hosted a Housing Recovery Seminar in August of 2019 with subject matter experts from Texas who shared their experiences with housing recovery in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

Natural Hazard Mitigation Saves: 2017 Interim Report, National Institute of Building Sciences (2017) (Posted 2/9/2018)

Observations from the 2017 Mexico Earthquakes, Presentation to Seattle Disaster Management Committee by David Swanson of Reid Middleton Inc. and Mark Pierepiekarz of MRP Engineering. (11/30/2017)

Briefing to Council on Unreinforced Masonry Buildings (10/9/2017) 

City of Seattle Earthquake Preparedness Highlights (2017). This document provides an update to the original report issued in 2010, EARTHQUAKE PREPAREDNESS: ACTIVITIES COMPLETED AND FUTURE EFFORTS A Brief Summary of Progress and Planning at the City of Seattle (2010).

Seattle OEM Emergency Preparedness Survey, (2015) PRR 

EQ Response Webinar Resources 5/27/2021

EQ Response Webinar: Shelter and Feeding - Resources - 7/20/2021

EQ Response Webinar Resources: Utility Restroration - 8/4/2021

Emergency Management

Curry Mayer, Director
Address: 105 5th Ave S, Suite 300, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 34986, Seattle, WA, 98124-4986
Phone: (206) 233-5076
Fax: (206) 684-5998

Newsletter Updates


Sign up for the latest updates from Emergency Management

The Seattle Office of Emergency Management partners with the community to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters.

During an emergency go to for the latest information
EMERGENCY: Dial 911 | Non-Emergency Police: 206-625-5011 | Non-Emergency Fire: 206-386-1400