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!


3 weeks ago

City of Bartlesville: Tuxedo Boulevard rehabilitation project moves to next phase
Work wraps on westbound lanes west of US 75; eastbound lanes to close tomorrow.

The pavement rehabilitation project ... See more

3 weeks ago
US National Weather Service Tulsa Oklahoma

The worst heat so far this summer is expected to occur Thursday and Friday. Heat Advisories have been posted from Noon to 9 pm both days for all of eastern Oklahoma and northwest and west central ... See more

4 weeks ago
City of Bartlesville GOV

City crews are repairing a water main break at Adams and Virginia. Avoid the area if possible.

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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