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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Just a reminder for tomorrow, we will start setting up about 9a and be open by 10 a.m.. Quick, easy, and don't have to get out of your car and it's free! ... See MoreSee Less

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A strong cold front will move south across the area late Sunday and Sunday night, with widespread showers and thunderstorms following in its wake. A few strong to severe storms will be possible Sunday evening and overnight, along with the potential for locally heavy rainfall. Showers and storms will end early Monday, with dry and mild weather returning for the rest of next week. ... See MoreSee Less

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The Phillips Research Center will be conducting their annual exercise this morning which includes activation of their warning systems. You may see increased activity but this is only a drill. ... See MoreSee Less

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Since September is Preparedness Month, we visited the Bartlesville Public Library today with some tips for your preparedness plans. ... See MoreSee Less

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COVID testing at Spirit Church today until 6pm ... See MoreSee Less

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