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!

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We will be conducting the monthly warning siren test for the City of Bartlesville today at 1:15p. You may post your reports here or call them into the EOC at 918-331-2710. Please be very specific as to which siren you are reporting as many locations will hear multiple sirens. Most sirens should have a number posted on the box near the base of the pole. ... See MoreSee Less

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Fire hydrant testing and flushing continues in Zones 11 and 12 this week as work in the current zones is completed.

Zone 11 is from the northern city limits south to Tuxedo Boulevard and from Washington Boulevard east to Bison Road.

Zone 12 is from Tuxedo Boulevard south to Adams Boulevard and from Washington Boulevard east to Bison Road.

Crews will be flushing from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. Monday through Friday until the area is complete.

Discoloration of water may occur during this process. Please use caution when laundering clothes.
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