In the event of an emergency that affects the health of the community, the Snohomish County Health Department is responsible for:
In a major disaster, we work with the county Department of Emergency Management as the lead agency on all these items, known collectively as "Emergency Support Function 8."
Snohomish County Health Department has used our emergency plans and resources to respond to both public health emergencies and community disasters. Past emergency responses include:
The Health Department strongly encourages everyone in the community to prepare at home, work, and school. One of the best things that you can do is to create your own emergency plan and create an emergency kit. You should have a kit at home, a kit at work, and a kit at your child’s school and/or childcare agency if possible.
The Snohomish County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a volunteer organization that will actively assist the community with its health-related care during crisis, emergency, and disasters. Anyone in Snohomish County can become a Medical Reserve Corps volunteer; you do not need to have a medical background.