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Thurston County, Washington

Emergency Management

Thurston County’s Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) is a group that takes a whole community approach to developing plans and discussing issues related to preparing for, responding to, and recovering from emergencies and disasters in the community.

Comprised of representatives from local government agencies, first responders, emergency management personnel, private sector businesses, and community organizations, the LEPC works to develop and maintain emergency plans, conduct drills and exercises, and provide education and outreach to the community.

One of the LEPC’s main duties is the creation and development of the County’s Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Plan, which outlines the procedures for responding to incidents involving hazardous materials. The committee also plays a role in the development of the county’s overall comprehensive emergency management plan and provides input on emergency preparedness and response efforts.

We welcome members of the community to participate in our LEPC.  If you are interested in participating, please contact Brandon Cheney, LEPC Coordinator at or call 360-867-2800.