Emergency and Public Safety Agencies

Amateur Radio Emergency Services, and Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service  (ARES/RACES)
Provides amateur radio communications during disasters, parades, and fun runs.   

American Red Cross in Spokane
(509) 326-3330, 8 a.m-4 p.m.
The Red Cross aids local victims of disasters.

They also offer the following disaster courses FREE of charge:
Introduction to disaster
Family services
Damage assessment
Shelter operations
Logistics overview and simulation
Emergency response vehicles
Family well-being inquiry
Serving the diverse community
Records and reports
Emergency operations centers

(Community Organizations Active in Disasters)
Spokane County's Dept. of Emergency Management
1618 N. Rebecca Ave
Spokane, WA  99217
Protecting people, property and the environment through increasing the readiness level to mitigate, prepare for, respond to and recover from major emergencies and disasters. 

C.O.P.S. (Spokane Community Oriented Policing Services)
and Block Watch
They assist the Spokane Police Department in providing services to the neighborhood for the betterment of the entire community.

Emergency Alert System for the Inland Northwest Region  

Emergency Preparedness & Response
1101 W. College Ave, #360
Spokane, WA 
(509) 323-2847, (509) 324-1500
Explorer Search and Rescue
Youth and young adults are trained in search and rescue techniques, survival, communications and first-aid. They are used in missing and lost person searches along with evidence recovery in many major crimes.
(509) 477-7610

H.E.A.R.T. (Humane Evacuation Animal Rescue Team)
They are trained for the emergency medical care, evacuation, temporary shelter, and identification of pets during local and national emergencies.  mailto:heartofthewest@yahoo.com

HOPE Animal-Assisted Crisis Response
An all-volunteer crisis response organization with specially trained and certified handler/canine teams that provide comfort to responders and victims.

Inland Empire Bloodhounds Search and Rescue
Provides professionally trained bloodhounds and certified handlers for assistance in search and rescue operations.
(509) 477-7610

Inland Northwest Emergency and Disaster Preparedness

Inland Northwest Search & Rescue

An adult search and rescue team which provides trained personnel for both urban and wilderness searches. 
(509) 477-7610

Intermountain Search Dogs
Provides professionally trained dogs and handlers to assist with air scent, trailing, and human remains detection.  
(509) 477-7610

INW VOAD (Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster)
blog:  inwcoad.blogspot.com
we bring together Voluntary, Government and professional organizations active in disaster, to provide a more effective service to people affected by disaster through cooperation, coordination, communication and collaboration. 

Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) of Eastern Washington
Active and retired volunteer medical workers that have been trained & credentialed to respond to medical emergencies. Dave Byrnes

Mobile Emergency Operations Center
Provides mobile command and control facilities for fire, law enforcement and search and rescue needs.
(509) 477-7609

Mountain West Rescue Dogs
Providing search dog teams to Inland Empire since 1982 - teams are trained in air scent, trailing, water and scent discrimination.  (509) 477-7610
S.C.O.P.E. (Sheriff’s Community Oriented Policing Effort)
and Neighborhood Watch
Volunteers throughout Spokane County who have a common mission to provide a safe living environment for the community and to increase citizen awareness of, and involvement in, community-oriented services in partnership with the Spokane County Sheriff's Office. Rick Scott , (509) 477-3376

Spokane Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT)
Citizens trained to assist their neighbors during disasters.

Spokane County Explorer Search and Rescue
         10319 East Appleway Blvd. 
         Spokane Valley, WA
         (509) 979-6724

Spokane County Mounted Search and Rescue
Provides horse and mule resources for searching, packing equipment into remote locations, and evacuating subjects with minor injuries.
Email:  mailto:mountedsar@gmail.com
(509) 477-7610

Spokane Winter Knights Search and Rescue
An adult group of snowmobile and ATV riders who volunteer their equipment and time to rescue individuals in the mountains & snow environment.
(509) 477-7610

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

What You Can Do
  • Volunteer to help with one of Spokane County's public safety agencies. 

Local Organizations