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Kirkland Emergency Plans

The City of Kirkland uses an all-hazards approach to planning for disasters. This allows the City to prepare for a wide variety of potential incidents and helps ensure that we can respond effectively with City agencies and community partners to work together during emergencies to prevent loss of life, property, and economic or environmental harm.

The Office of Emergency Management is the focal point for emergency management planning in the City. Planning is only one part of Emergency Management's role. Once plans are written they are exercised regularly and revised or updated as needed.

Emergency Management ultimately extends to each individual in the community and to every business and community-based organization within the City of Kirkland. Preparing for disasters is a community-wide responsibility and the City’s intent is to support individual efforts through information and opportunities to be involved. If you have any questions regarding a plan or would like to provide feedback, contact

Sign up for the Kirkland Emergency Management newsletter to receive updates about the planning process and other non-emergency information.


Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (PDF)
The Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP) establishes a mutual understanding of authority, responsibilities, and functions within the City of Kirkland when responding to an emergency or disaster. The CEMP outlines the City's capability to respond to a disaster and the organizational structure under which response activities will take place.

Hazard Mitigation Plan (PDF)
The City partnered with King County Emergency Management along with 55 different cities, schools, hospitals, and utility districts to update the Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan at the County Level. Kirkland submitted the above city-specific annex to the Basic Hazard Mitigation Plan (PDF).

Snow and Ice Response Plan (PDF)
Kirkland Public Works develops the City's Snow and Ice response plan to provide effective clear, consistent, and environmentally responsible guidelines and procedures to operate and maintain the transportation network while ensuring that the network functions as safely and efficiently as possible. See also the City's Snow Plow Route Map and Anti-Icing Route Map.


Landslide Hazard Map (PDF)
This map shows ares susceptible to deep and/or shallow-seated landslides within the City of Kirkland. It is intended to be used with Chapter 85 of the city's Zoning Code.

Liquefaction Potential Map (PDF)
This map shows areas susceptible to liquefaction during an earthquake within the City of Kirkland. It is intended to be used with Chapter 85 of the city's Zoning Code.

Snow Plow Route Map (PDF)
This emergency routes map shows the priority routes that the Public Works Street Division will try to maintain during emergency events.

Anti-Icing Route Map (PDF)
This map shows the City's priority anti-icing routes as determined by the Public Works Department in the event of a snow storm.

Post Wind Storm Sweeping Routes Map (PDF)
This map shows the priority routes to be cleared by the Public Works Street Division during wind storm events.

Fire Services
123 5th Avenue, Kirkland WA 98033

General Inquiries
T. 425.587.3650 | F. 425.587.3671