The Washington State Disaster Preparedness Plan, pursuant to RCW 38.52, is intended as a comprehensive framework for statewide disaster preparedness, emergency operations and recovery procedures. The plan details authority, functions and responsibilities in an attempt to establish a mutually cooperative plan of action between state, local, public and private nonprofit organizations.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, John Spellman, Governor of the state of Washington, direct each department, commission, office and agency of Washington State government to study the plan, prepare or update supporting plans, issue directives for instruction and be prepared to implement their supporting plans in discharging their emergency responsibilities.

I have directed the Washington State Department of Emergency Services, as statutorily charged, to be responsible for coordinating all response activities. The Director of the Department of Emergency Services is responsible for publishing and distributing this Plan and will issue changes as required.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set
my hand and caused the seal of the State of
Washington to be affixed at Olympia this
22nd day of January A.D., Nineteen hundred and eighty-one.

John Spellman
Governor of Washington


Secretary of State