Emergency Management

The Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office Department of Emergency Management coordinates and facilitates emergency management activities for the Cities of Longview, Kelso, Castle Rock, Woodland and Kalama and for all unincorporated areas of Cowlitz County. In addition, DEM works directly with the Washington State Emergency Management Division (EMD) and the State Homeland Security Region IV which includes Cowlitz, Clark, Skamania and Wahkiakum counties.

The department has a staff of three full-time paid personnel, which is augmented by a large cadre of trained, dedicated volunteers.