WABO Emergency Management

"All Hazards Emergency Planning"


Mutual Aid Toolkit


Intrastate Building Safety Mutual Aid System RCW 24.60
Intrastate Mutual Aid System RCW 38.56
Mapping Resources
Letter to Elected Officials
King County C-Pacer Program
Building Safety Emergency Termination Proclamation
Proclamation of Building Safety Emergency
Safety Equipment
Asbestos & Natural Disasters Guide
WAsafe Coalition
FEMA Region 10
FEMA - Building Code & Floodplain Management
FEMA Building Code Admin & Enforcement Assistance
EMD WAMAS Recovery


WABO’s Emergency Management committee has been working since 2011 to help establish Washington State’s building safety responder program. Through their efforts WAsafe (WAshington Safety Assessment of Facilities Evaluators) was formed. WAsafe  is a coalition comprised of WABO, SEAW, AIA Washington, and ASCE - Seattle Section whose mission is to train, enroll, and aid in the dispatch of volunteer building safety evaluators to help local building officials in Washington respond to disasters.



Who Is WAsafe?
WAsafe Coalition


Through a historic cooperative effort between Washington State Emergency Management Division (EMD) and WAsafe a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been established. The MOU formally recognizes WAsafe as a resource the State will call upon to send volunteers to areas / jurisdictions affected by disasters. The MOU also establishes EMD’s central role in coordination of distribution of resources (volunteers) and WAsafe’s responsibility to maintain emergency response coordinators and continued training for agencies and WAsafe volunteers.

 WAsafe - EMD Memorandum of Understanding

Interested in joining a network of professionals trained as WAsafe volunteers, ready to respond to communities in need across the state? 
For details on how to enroll as a WAsafe volunteer and to see minimum qualifications, please view Registration Procedures Tab below.

WABO WAsafe Responders


Becoming A Responder
Enroll Today
Registration Procedures
Responder Renewal
WAsafe Online Refresher Course
WAsafe Manual And Procedures
Operations Manual
Deployment Procedures
Inspected - Green
Restricted Use - Yellow
Unsafe - Red
Alternate Templates
Detailed Safety Assessment
Rapid Evaluation Safety Assessment Form