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.

Emergency Worker Application Packet

Volunteers in Douglas County need to register as an Emergency Worker with Douglas County Emergency Management in order to participate in training, exercising, and/or emergency support activities. This includes:

  • C.E.R.T.
  • Citizen Corps
  • Map Your Neighborhood
  • Marine Patrol
  • Search and Rescue
  • Sheriff's Auxiliary Crime Prevention Unit


Criminal History & Background Checks

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 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) to help answer questions about the outdoor burning restrictions in cities and Urban Growth Areas.

Resources & Contacts

Contact the following departments for information about burning:

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

Allowed Burnings

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. Review Urban Growth Area Maps to view burn bans.