Washington State Region 9
Washington State Region 9 Homeland Security was formed to support Homeland Security Grants. Greater Spokane Emergency Management is the identified Lead to coordinate efforts within the region. The region consist of 10 counties of Adams, Asotin, Columbia, Ferry, Garfield, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, and Whitman County as well as the Kalispell and Spokane Tribes.
The Mission, as identified by the Region 9 council is to minimize the impact of emergencies and disasters on the people, property, economy and environment of Washington State Homeland Security Region 9 (Adams, Asotin, Columbia, Ferry, Garfield, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, and Whitman counties and the Kalispell and Spokane Tribes).
Partnership and Leadership
Promote a collaborative environment for sharing information, resources, assistance, and expertise.
Interoperable Systems that provide critical information in a timely fashion to those who need it and in a form that is easy to use and understand. Communication between counties without interruptions is vital to all.
A wide spectrum of prevention efforts which include intelligence and warning capabilities to ensure joint situational awareness, boarder security, domestic counterintelligence and hardening of infrastructure.
Protect our way of life by improving individual pieces and interconnecting systems that make up our critical infrastructure.
Emergency Preparedness/Response - Education & Training
“Trained, Equipped and Exercised”. Provide effective and comprehensive education for all first responders, emergency managers, citizens, volunteers and private sector entities.
Emergency Response & Recovery - Minimize Damage & Recovery from Attacks
The objective is to minimize damage and recover rapidly from any attacks. Encompass an all-hazards approach.
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