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Pierce County Emergency Management
Ph: 253-798-6595
Fx: 253-798-3307

Monday - Friday     7:30am - 4:30pm

Main Office - EOC address and link to driving directions:

2501 S. 35th  St. Suite D
Tacoma WA 98409

Fire Prevention Bureau - ANNEX address and link to driving directions:

2401 S. 35th St.
Tacoma WA 98409

Radio Shop address and link to driving directions:

1422 112th St. East
Tacoma WA 98409

Department Director
Lowell Porter
253-798-7711

Deputy Director
Scott Heinze
253-798-7143

Duty Officer
pceoc@co.pierce.wa.us 
253-798-7470

E911 Office Coordinator
Jonathan Brock
253-798-2206

Emergency Medical Services
Norma Pancake
253-798-7722
253-798-2200  Fax

ABOUT US

Vision
Improving lives through innovative and passionate public service.

Mission
Create resilient communities and enhance public safety by empowering the whole community in Pierce County to prevent, mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from all types of hazards, emergencies and disasters.

About the Department
Pierce County Emergency Management (PCEM) is a nationally recognized and award-winning department charged with preparing and protecting the people that choose to live, work, and raise a family in the second largest county in Washington State. It is one of the first county emergency management departments in the United States to be accredited through the rigorous Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP). PCEM uses a business process that is data-driven, evidenced based, leverages integrated systems and emphasizes a culture of continuous innovation and a passion for customer service.

2018 - 2021 Strategic Plan

Emergency Management consists of six divisions:

Communications Systems
Tim Lenk, Division Manager
Finance
Ellen Lenk, Division Manager
Fire Prevention Bureau
Warner Webb, Fire Marshal
Operations
Kyle Bustad, Acting Division Manager
Preparedness
Celia Taylor, Division Manager
Washington State Urban Search & Rescue Task Force (US&R  WA-TF1)
Bill Palmer, Division Manager