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
Washington County Fire Department

More classroom training today on Wildland Firefighting. 30 firefighters will complete their training today and take a final exam.

1 week ago
Washington County Fire Department

Wildland Fire training provided by Oklahoma Forestry Service today along with firefighters from Oglesby, Ramona, Owen's, Ochelata, Washington County, Wann, and Dewey fire departments.

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

More pictures from the State Communications Exercise we attended this week in Shawnee OK.

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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