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Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART)

​What is TCDART?

The Thurston County Disaster Assistance Response Team brings together community volunteers who provide needed services to the people of Thurston County before, during and after times of emergencies and/or other disasters.

The DART's goal is to have knowledgeable members trained in Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), disaster preparedness, basic disaster response, fire extinguisher use, emergency radio communications, sandbagging, basic first aid, AED, safety assessment, shelter care, etc.

Click here for a brochure on DART.

Why Do We Need a TCDART?

The first response to a disaster is a local response. There are not enough first responders and full-time staff to respond during a large scale disaster. The DART will assist Thurston County and local emergency response partners by providing a group of readily trained and available resources to help our community in time of need.

Who is Eligible to be a Member of TCDART?

Any individual 18 years of age and older can apply to be a member of the DART. All applicants must pass a background check with the Thurston County Sheriff's Office, possess a valid driver's license and complete 20 hours of core training. Additional training will be offered at least quarterly to include:

  • First Aid/CPR
  • Shelter Training via American Red Cross
  • Harassment Prevention
  • Emergency Coordination Center Training
  • Sandbagging/Flood Response Training
  • ICS 100, 200, 700 & 800 (online courses)
  • Emergency Worker Program

To Apply

All interested applicants should apply through WASERV.

For more information contact:
Vivian Eason
Emergency Management
(360) 867-2825
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