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Office of Emergency Management


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Welcome to the City of Kirkland’s Office Of Emergency Management (OEM) Emergency Preparedness website. Our mission is to work in partnership with the community to provide useful information for readiness, response, and recovery for all hazards.


September is Preparedness Month!
Start your path to preparedness by signing up for Alert King Countylinks to external site so you can be notified of up coming or current hazards.
Develop a Family Communication Plan as knowing your loved ones are safe is the most important piece of information you can have in a disaster. Use this guide to build your plan.
Communication Plan Guidelinks to external site


On this site you will find valuable information designed to help residents, businesses, and organizations prepare for the next emergency or disaster in Kirkland.

To assist you in helping yourself, your loved ones, your community and local government, we have compiled disaster preparedness information designed to:

  • help you prepare for disasters that take place when you’re at home, work, or on the road.
  • learn how to obtain helpful information during disasters.  
  • direct you to local, regional, and national resources for preparedness information.
  • find out how to become active in community preparedness activities.
  • obtain additional skills that are useful for responding during disasters.
  • understand how your City is preparing and how we will respond during disasters.  

As part of its mission to work in partnership with the community, the Office of Emergency Management also provides training, information, and outreach to the public regularly and upon request. For additional information or to request an emergency preparedness presentation, please contact Helen Ahrens-Byington, Deputy Fire Chief, at (425) 587-3603, or hahrens@kirklandwa.gov.

Fire Services
123 5th Avenue, Kirkland WA 98033

General Inquiries
T. 425.587.3650 | F. 425.587.3671