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Office of Emergency Management

King County Office of Emergency Management
3511 NE 2nd Street
Renton, WA 98056
Main Phone: 206-296-3830
Toll Free: 800-523-5044
Fax: 206-205-4056

Enhanced 911 Program
Seattle, WA
E-911 program office

Committees and workgroups

The following workgroups function as part of the Region 6 (King County) Regional Homeland Security Subcommittee:

  • MEPG Equipment
  • Training and Exercises
  • Critical Infrastructure
  • CERT/Citizen Corps Planning Group
  • Law Enforcement

All meetings are held at the Regional Communication and Coordination Center (RCECC) unless otherwise noted.

MEPG Equipment

The Multi-Disciplinary Equipment Planning Group (MEPG) plans, coordinates and prioritizes the selection and purchase of grant-funded equipment for responders. This group has been a recipient of federal grants for regional equipment purchases since 1998. The workgroup includes representatives from fire service, agencies involved with hazardous materials, law enforcement, emergency medical services, health industry, emergency management, hospitals and public works.

Meetings: First Monday of the month, 10:00 AM to Noon
Chair: A.D. Vickery, Seattle Fire Department
Vice-Chair: Rob Mendel, King County Sheriff's Office

Training and Exercises Workgroup

The Training and Exercises Workgroup identifies critical training and exercise needs and standards. They coordinate available training and exercise funds, resources and efforts with partner agencies in King County. They also investigate alternate training delivery methods such as web-based materials, and coordinate and evaluate Washington State-provided training and exercise opportunities along with local needs. Training calendar and registration.

Meetings: Fourth Tuesday of the month, 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Chair: Ken Neafcy, Seattle Emergency Management
Vice-Chair: Alisha Griswold, Port of Seattle

Critical Infrastructure Planning Workgroup 

The Critical Infrastructure Threat and Vulnerability Workgroup assesses the level of risk/threat and vulnerability in King County. They review critical infrastructure needs and make recommendations to the Regional Homeland Security Subcommittee and monitor the process for communicating with stakeholders and discipline groups. Curitical Infrastructure Protection Plan.

Meetings: Third Thursday of the month, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Chair: Lawrence Eichhorn, City of Seattle

CERT/Citizen Corps Planning Group

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and Citizen Corps (CC) Planning Group promote partnerships between emergency response agencies and the community. They train and educate citizens in lifesaving sills. Trained CERT members provide victims assistance and help first responders during disasters, hazard events and emergency situations. This workgroup administers federal grants that support the development and maintenance of CERT and Citizen Corps groups.

Meetings: Meetings are scheduled as needed.
Chair: Sarah Miller, City of Auburn

Law Enforcement Workgroup

The Law Enforcement Terroism Prevention Program (LETPP) provides law enforcement communities with funds to support terrorism prevention activities. These grant projects are allocated and managed by the King County Police Chiefs Association.

Meetings: Projects are discussed at the monthly King County Police Chiefs Association meetings or as needed
Chair: Paul McDonagh, Seattle Police Department