Public Access is Closed to Most County Facilities Due to COVID-19.

In response to Governor Inslee's Stay Home, Stay Healthy order, Thurston County has moved to an essential services model, in effect
through Monday, April 6, 2020. Courts and other elected offices may operate under different hours or restrictions.

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Personal Emergency Preparedness

​Thurston County Emergency Management has designed a public education program to improve individual and family emergency preparedness.

We can give a short, interactive presentation on basic preparedness for emergencies to neighborhoods, organizations and other groups.

Our program emphasizes:

  • Make a Plan
  • Have a Kit
  • Get Involved!

If you are interested in more information or scheduling a presentation, please contact:

Vivian Eason
Emergency Management
Send Vivian an Email


Disaster Preparedness Guide

2-Weeks Ready

  • Keep at least two weeks of supplies in your home.
  • Have smaller kits for work, for every family member, and pets.
  • Have a vehicle safety kit also.

Grab and Go Kit

  • A handy resource list of items that are essential as well as those that should be considered to be self-sufficient for two weeks in the event of an emergency.

Emergency / Disaster Preparedness Resources

  • A list of vendor and local agencies with preparedness information, resources and/or supplies.

24-Week Preparedness Calendar

  • A calendar detailing how to prepare an emergency preparedness kit.

Out-of-Area Contact Cards

  • Out-of-area contact cards to assist in your family preparedness plan.
  • Each family member should carry a card at all times.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long is the presentation?

​The presentation is approximately 30 - 40 minutes and there will be time for questions afterward.

Who should be involved?

​Adults, kids, neighborhood groups, etc.

What is the cost?

​The presentation is offered at no cost to you.

When are you available to give a presentation?

​We are available days, nights and weekends, and will do our best to accommodate your schedule.

To schedule a date and time:

Contact Vivian Eason at 360-867-2825 or send Vivian an email.

Do you give presentations to individuals?

​We request a minimum of eight people be present for a presentation.

Can you come to my house?

​We can come to your house and give a presentation. Again, we request that a minimum of eight people be present.