The mission of the Pend Oreille County Department of Emergency Management is to protect people, property and the environment. Through increased readiness, mitigation and contingency plans, the Pend Oreille County Department of Emergency Management empowers constituents to prepare for, respond to, and recover from major emergencies and disasters.
Pend Oreille County citizens are urged to sign up to receive emergency updates through the Community Information Service (Nixle) which is designed to deliver important and timely information to residents in our county using the latest technology. Please follow this link to register Resident - Nixle.
Hot and dry weather regionally has increased fire activity. Smoke from North Cascades and British Columbia fires is impacting air quality within NE Washington. Most monitoring stations located throughout the area range from moderate to unhealthy. To find air quality conditions closest to you, visit Wildfire Smoke & Air Quality | Northeast Tri County Health District, WA (netchd.org). Use the air quality guidelines to make informed decisions about activity precautions and when air quality outside is bad, take steps to improve your home’s indoor air quality. When you have no other way to avoid wildfire smoke, certain types of face coverings (respirators) can help filter out fine particles, but they don’t work for everyone. Find out more about their use here and if you need an N95 respirator face covering, please visit one of our offices.