Emergency management

See our emergency management plans, sign up for WSDOT-hosted Incident Command System training and view our mutual aid agreements.

As directed by RCW 47-01 the Secretary of Transportation has the responsibility for maintaining a statewide transportation system.  In order to ensure that the system meets the needs of the state, the Secretary has to provide for a program that can prepare for, respond to, and recover from incident or events that can adversely impact the state transportation system.  The Secretary has implemented an emergency management program to fill this need that resides in the WSDOT Office of Emergency Management.

Emergency management training

To register for upcoming WSDOT-hosted Incident Command System (ICS) training, please visit the State Training Calendar.

Emergency management plans

Mutual Aid Agreements (MAA)

The WSDOT Office of Emergency Management has revamped our Mutual Aid Agreement and in doing so has separated Emergency Proclamation Mutual Aid (under 38.53 RCW)  from Local Agency Mutual Aid (under 39.34 RCW), that are not by Emergency Proclamation.  In addition, the replacement agreement now includes tribes and a cost recovery component. (Exhibit A)

It is important to take note that each Agreement has its own Cost Recovery Exhibit specific to that Agreement .

Be advised that our previous Agreement WSDOT’s GCB 3140 has been superseded by GCB 3187 for Emergency Proclamation under (38.52 RCW) and GCB 3207 for Local Agency Requests (39.34 RCW) and that your Agency will need to sign each of these Agreements to be a participant.

Any and all agencies that sign on to the agreement become parties to the agreement.  

Your willingness to be part of these Mutual Aid Agreements is appreciated.

Mutual aid agreement signatory agencies (XLS 33 KB)

8,683 animals crossed the Snoqualmie Pass East Project area

as recorded by WSDOT and partners in 2020 and 2021.

46% increase in Amtrak Cascades ridership to 251,000 passengers

in 2021 compared to 172,000 in 2020.

Nine wetland and stream mitigation sites across 32.7 acres added

to our monitoring program in 2021 to help offset climate change impacts.