Office of Emergency Management

Our purpose is to provide:

  • A leadership role in facilitating and coordinating a regional approach to emergency planning and response on the Tulalip Reservation and surrounding communities.
  • Guidance and coordination in the planning, mitigation, response, and recovery efforts of the Tulalip Reservation before, during, and after an emergency or disaster.
  • Acquire, allocate and coordinate the appropriate resources in response to emergencies of disasters.

The Tulalip Tribes Office of Emergency provides a wide-range of services and programs to help tribal members and the residents of the Reservation prepare for and be able to recover from disasters such as earthquakes, landslides, hazardous materials spills and terrorism.

We are located in the Tulalip Administration Building at 6406 Marine Drive, Tulalip, WA 98271, five miles west of I-5, Exit 199. If you have any questions, please call Ashlynn Danielson at the Office of Emergency Managment at 360-716-4006 or e-mail to adanielson@tulaliptribes-nsn.gov.

Emergency Plans

The Tulalip Tribes is engaged in a wide variety of planning activities to better prepare, respond, recovery and mitigate disasters.

View or download the whole plan:

Contact Tulalip OEM with questions or comments about the plan, see the contact form below.

Once the plan is approved by both the Washington State Department of Emergency Management and FEMA, it will be adopted by the Tribal Council. Funding will then be available to complete the mitigation actions and projects listed in Section 4 of the plan. If a disaster should occur, having an approved plan will open additional emergency funds from FEMA and other agencies.

2006 Tribal-Level Hazard Mitigation Plan

The 2006 Hazard Mitigation Plan has expired, but can still be reviewed at the office or downloaded as a PDF.

View or download the whole plan:

The 2006 state-level plan is an expansion and update of the 2004 local-level plan. The 2004 plan is still available for review at our office.

Quil Ceda Village Hazard Mitigation Plan

The Quil Ceda Hazard Mitigation is currently in development. This plan, when completed, will serve as the basis for emergency management planning within the Consolidated Borough of Quil Ceda Village.

Tulalip Tribes Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP)

The Tulalip Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP) is currently available. If you would like to review it, please come by our office at any time.

Other Plans

The following plans are available for review at the Tulalip OEM office:

  • 2004 The Tulalip Tribes Local Hazard Mitigation Plan
  • 2005 Tulalip Tribes Haz-mat Commodity Flow Study
  • 2007 Hazardous Materials Response Plan
  • Tulalip Tribes Public Assistance Administration Plan (2006)

Tulalip Medical Reserve Corps

"Dedicated to establishing teams of local Tribal volunteer medical and public health professionals to contribute their skills and expertise throughout the year as well as during times of community need."

Welcome to the Tulalip Tribes Medical Reserve Corps web page. As the Tulalip Tribes develops its TMRC, this web page will be updated and improved to meet the needs of the medical volunteers at Tulalip. For more information about the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC), please visit


The Tulalip Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is part of a national program with a community-based emphasis. Its mission is to utilize volunteers to support communities during emergencies and in other times of need. Volunteering with the MRC is an opportunity to make a difference in your own community.

The Goal of the Tulalip MRC is to develop a cadre of volunteers from all types of fields, not just medical personnel, who will promote a strong, healthy, prepared and resilient reservation community.

Becoming a Member of the MRC is a series of steps that include training, practice and some self-study. Regular meetings and trainings are available through our partner, the Snohomish County MRC. Helping others can be a satisfying experience adding a sense of purpose to life. Involvement with the MRC also provides an opportunity for social interactions with like-minded volunteers as well as supporting community health. Some training also offer the continuing education units (CEUs) now required for re-licensure by Washington State. The success of the Tulalip MRC will depend on the energy and dedication of its volunteers. If you would like more information, please contact the coordinator.

For more information, please contact:
Sandy Evans, MPH, RN
Tulalip Medical Reserve Corps Coordinator
6103 31st Ave NE, Building D
Tulalip, WA 98271
Mobile: 425-239-1415
Fax: 360-716-5946
Email: sevans@tulaliptribes-nsn.gov

Web: https://mrc.hhs.gov/pageviewfldr/About

Community Emergency Response Team Training (CERT)

The Tulalip Tribes Office of Emergency Management has an active Tribal CERT program to help Tribal members and employees protect themselves, their families, friends and neighbors during an emergency or disaster. To find out about upcoming classes or to volunteer, please contact or visit us.

Tulalip CERT teams are groups of neighborhood and community-based volunteers that undergo an intensive, 11-week training program in disaster preparedness and basic response skills. Several of the topics include Fire Safety, Search and Rescue, and Disaster Medical Operations. After completing training, these teams act to support the local community by assisting the various emergency agencies that prepare for and respond to disasters.

As a rule, emergency services personnel are the best equipped to respond to emergencies. However, following a catastrophic disaster, CERT teams can handle initial emergency recovery while they wait for professional First Responders.

During non-emergency situations, CERT teams educate their communities on emergency preparedness.

CERT Mission Statement

The Tulalip Tribes Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program trains neighborhood and community-based volunteer teams to:

  • Inform, educate, and train their neighbors about disaster preparedness
  • Assist public safety agencies and local community boards with public events
  • Respond to local disasters in accordance with CERT protocols and support emergency personnel upon their arrival and request
  • Assist agencies in managing spontaneous volunteers at a disaster site

For more information on CERT in this area, please visit the Region 1 CERT webPortal.

Neighborhood Block Watch

Block Watch is a neighborhood based crime prevention program. It is designed to reduce crime and the fear of crime in residential areas. Tulalip Tribal Police and the Office of Emergency Management promote the program and assist any community residents who want to start a Block Watch in their neighborhood.

Why Start a Block Watch?

To build a sense of community, connect with your neighbors, and prevent crime. Block Watch is a neighbors-helping-neighbors program which takes very little time, and no money. It has been shown that neighborhoods with an active Block Watch program can reduce incidents of residential burglary by 64%.

Program Basics

  • Get to know your neighbors. At least one time per year have a neighborhood get together. Plan an event such as a Potluck Picnic, or an Ice Cream Social. Involve the children. Food seems to attract lots of people.
  • Operation ID. Mark at least three items in your home with your driver's license number. Mark items which are likely to be stolen, such as stereos, computers, televisions or microwaves. The marking should be permanent and include the indication of "WA" for Washington, and "DL" for driver's license, e.g. WA/SMITHJP544LN/DL.
  • Physical Security of the home. Block Watch members will be given information on home security and can improve the security of their homes as they see fit and can afford.

How Do I Get Started

  1. Ask your neighbors, do they want to start a Block Watch?
  2. Decide how large your Block Watch neighborhood is?
    The decision is yours, 8 homes, 15 homes, 30 homes....
  3. Plan the initial meeting, where and what night of the week is best for your neighbors to meet to learn about Block Watch techniques?
  4. Call the Tulalip Office of Emergency Management, 360-716-4006 to schedule the first meeting. We can discuss the principles of Block Watch and crime watch techniques.

For more information, please visit the Region 1 Blockwatch webPortal.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

The Tulalip Office of Emergency Management (OEM) relies on accurate geographic information for virtually all of its emergency response and planning operations. Through its Geographic Information Systems (GIS) program, Tulalip OEM can easily map and access data - from flood zones and local infrastructure to population density and road closures - before, during, and after an emergency. Tulalip OEM works closely with the Tulalip Tribes GIS Department and the Tribe's Natural Resources Department in order to have the most accurate and up-to-date data on the natural and human environment.

What is GIS

GIS can combine many layers of different information, creating products that are much more sophisticated than flat maps. By linking maps to databases, GIS enables users to visualize, manipulate, analyze, and display spatial data. For decision-makers, GIS can be valuable in helping determine the best location for a new facility, analyzing structural or environmental damage, viewing similar events in a neighborhood to detect a pattern, and so on.

How Does GIS Help the Tribes?

During emergencies, GIS enables emergency managers to quickly access relevant data about an affected area.

GIS is also a valuable planning tool. Vulnerable populations can be identified and plotted in order to prioritize assistance. Hazard prone areas, such as a tsunami-inundation zone can be identified and then all the people in homes and businesses can be identified.

After an emergency, GIS can help recovery workers assess and map homes that are damaged, plan reconstruction of an area, and determine which property owners qualify for grants or loan programs, among other recovery-related issues.

For more information about GIS please visit http://gis.tulaliptribes-nsn.gov.

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Tulalip Tribes
Emergency Management
6406 Marine Drive
Tulalip, WA 98271