Washington County Emergency Management (WCEM) is a volunteer organization dedicated to minimizing the effects of disasters upon the people of the community. 

The professional and volunteer staff of WCEM are trained to respond to a wide variety of technological and natural disasters. Hazard mitigation is an important part of group activities and includes the identification and elimination of possible long term hazards. 

Another function of the group is the coordination of local, State, and Federal response to a disaster event.  WCEM is responsible for the Emergency Operation Center (EOC) and for the coordination of disaster emergency response.

WCEM personnel are trained in a wide variety of skills including the following:

Disaster Preparedness      Disaster Team Organization     Search / Rescue
Emergency Medical     Basic Fire Fighting      Traffic Control
Weather Spotting      Damage Assessment


Tornado Siren Tests are conducted in Bartlesville on the first Monday of each month at 1:15 p.m. if weather permits, alternate test day is second Monday at 1:15 p.m…

       During storm watches and EOC activation you can monitor our radio traffic on the following frequencies:

158.745Mhz    155.235Mhz  

154.355Mhz     146.655Mhz HAM

Washington Co. and Bartlesville are Storm Ready Certified!


1 week ago

Mostly clear and cool for much of the coming week, but forecast is leaning towards a winter weather blast towards the end of the week. Freezing rain and snow possible by Friday and Saturday. It's ... See more

1 week ago
Photos from Washington County Emergency Management's post

A few pics of our view within the parade this evening in downtown Bartlesville. Bartlesville Fire, Police, EMS, and Washington County Sheriff and Washington County Fire were ahead of us leading the ... See more

1 week ago

Temperature for the Bartlesville Christmas Parade tonight will be in the upper 40's with a wind of 10-15mph. No precipitation is expected.

Power Outages Reported

Multiple ongoing power outages have been reported in town. This is due to the current high winds affecting the area.
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