Department of Emergency Management

The Douglas County Department of Emergency Management is responsible for the planning, coordination, and implementation of all emergency mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery efforts, including Homeland Security related activities for Douglas County.

Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal
110 NE 2nd Street
East Wenatchee, WA  98802

Phone: (509) 668-5231


Emergency Worker Application Packet

Volunteers in Douglas County need to register as an Emergency Worker with Douglas County Emergency Management in order to particpate in training, exercising, and/or emergency support activities. This includes C.E.R.T., Search & Rescue, Citizen Corps, Sheriff's Auxiliary Crime Prevention Unit, Marine Patrol, and Map Your Neighborhood.

Douglas County Emergency Worker Application

The information provided during registration will be used to conduct criminal history and driving record background checks. Registration is a prerequisite for eligibility of emergency workers for benefits and legal protection under chapter 38.52 RCW. Registration and subsequent issuance of an emergency worker identification card is at the discretion of the Emergency Management Director.

For more information on the Emergency Worker Program, please contact Douglas County Emergency Management during business hours.


Important Information About Outdoor Burning

The Washington State Department of Ecology has made available a FAQ to help answer questions about the outdoor burning restrictions in cities and Urban Growth Areas.

Resources and Contacts:

Dept. of Ecology 509-575-2490
Agricultural Burn Hotline 800-406-5322
Dept. of Natural Resources 509-527-3305
Douglas Co Land Services 509-884-7173
Douglas Co Conservation 509-664-0275

What Types of Burning Are Allowed?

Residential and land clearing burning has not been allowed in Bridgeport, Mansfield, Rock Island, and Waterville Urban Growth Areas* starting January 1, 2007. Residential and land clearing burning has been banned in the East Wenatchee UGA since 2000.

Urban Growth Area Maps