Be Informed

The first step in becoming better prepared is to be aware of what potential hazards and threats can occur in your area, such as earthquakes, power outages and volcanoes.


Learn about the Hazards that pose the greatest risk to the community:

WA EMD Threats & Hazards

Pierce County DEM Hazards

Attacks in Public Places


Learn about and sign up for Emergency Alerts:

Emergency Alerts (Lakewood, University Place and Steilacoom)
To receive alerts from the cities of Lakewood and University Place, or the Town of Steilacoom, residents will need to opt-in by signing up using the link above. Once enrolled, residents can control how they would like to be alerted, either via text, phone, or email. Sign up for alerts based on the city you live and/or work.

Pierce County Emergency Alerts
Pierce County ALERT is a free service that allows you to sign up and receive notifications about emergencies that may affect the locations you care about. This service allows fire, police and other agencies dealing with emergency response to send out accurate and up-to-date information that they feel residents should be informed on. For more information, please click here.

ShakeAlert Earthquake Early Warning


Keep in touch with us!
Follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for pertinent emergency information during a major incident. In our area, social media is a widely used tool for our partner agencies. Please consider following the City of Lakewood, City of University Place, Lakewood Police Department, Pierce County Sheriff’s Department and Steilacoom Public Safety’s accounts as well.

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