The Washoe County Emergency Management Program (WCEM) functions as a  coordination agency during a disaster, to provide assistance as may be needed by affected communities to safeguard life and property.  The intent is to assess and address the impacts of the event. We use the Incident Command System (ICS) as part of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) during the response phase. WCEM organizes personnel at the Regional Emergency Operations Center (REOC) in the ICS structure to better support our partners in field operations in the community. WCEM aims to provide response support via vetted information, coordination, and resources. 


Disasters can mean a threat to the public. When that occurs, evacuations are ordered by first responders. Please view the video below to understand more about what to expect in an evacuation scenario and how you can be prepared. 

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