The Department of Emergency Management (DEM) prepares for, coordinates response, logistical support, mitigation and recovery for all natural and man-made emergencies and disasters.

The term emergency means a set of circumstances which demand immediate action to protect life, preserve public health or essential services, or protect property. Disaster means the situation is beyond the capabilities of the responding jurisdictions or organizations. April ’05 – Amtrak derails east of Stevenson, fortunately there were only a few minor injuries – this time. Such incidents clearly illustrates the potential for disasters; and the importance of being prepared.

There are four identified phases to Emergency Management: Preparedness, Mitigation, Response and Recovery. We are always engaged in at least one of these phases; it is a continuing cycle…

Please feel free to visit the website for more detailed information:

Office Hours:
7:30 – 5:30
Monday to Thursday

Office location:
200 Vancouver Ave
Stevenson, WA 98648

Mailing address:
PO Box 790
Stevenson, WA 98648

(509) 427-8076


John Carlson