Mission: The mission of the Emergency Management Committee is to develop and maintain a system through which critical resources can be quickly provided to requesting agencies during times of building related emergencies regardless of the location of the disaster and thereby assure the citizens of Washington State that well equipped and professionally trained personnel will be readily available and swiftly mobilized to assist in the process of restoring community building stock when natural or other significant disasters impact the built environment

  • Develop and maintain a written intrastate mutual aid agreement

  • Develop and maintain a model emergency response plan for Building Departments and their staff for responding to disasters within the State of Washington

  • Develop and provide disaster response training

  • Develop a strategy for statewide response to any emergency or disaster where Building Department staff may be called upon to respond by:

                    - Developing a resource list including member credentials for specific disaster response situation

                    - Organizing response teams for providing mutual aid for specific types of disaster

                    - Providing information to political subdivisions in the State regarding the availability of mutual aid

  • Establish WABO as an active participant in statewide disaster mitigation planning

  • Provide information, advice, and assistance to political subdivisions, when requested, regarding Building Department staff role in emergency response