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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

Prepare in a Year

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.