Emergency Management



September 2016 is National Preparedness Month

Washoe County is a Storm Ready county.  Make sure you and your family are also Storm Ready by getting prepared for Winter Storms!

Visit our preparedness page to make sure your family, friends, and pets are ready by assembling a kit, making a plan, and staying informed. 

Click the box below to sign up for regional alerts to ensure you are informed of emergency events occurring in the region!

Washoe County, Nevada has received their Emergency Management Accreditation from the Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP) in October 2015!

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Washoe County's Emergency Manager, Aaron Kenneston, invites all citizens to participate in this extremely important process that has so much do with our safety as a community. 

"Every individual needs to understand and prepare for regional hazards by making a plan, assembling a kit, and staying informed. One way to be ready is by attending one of our preparedness events"

- For tips and information about getting prepared before an event or incident go to this website and ready about various things you and your loved ones can do to be prepared. 

Washoe County recognizes that disasters do not occur within jurisdictional boundaries.

Therefore, we all work together to develop regional plans.

To learn more about all the regional partners, please click here.