Emergency Manager

Justice & Municipal Center
Attn: Emergency Manager
9002 Main ST E, STE 200
Bonney Lake, WA 98391

Phone: 253-447-4337

Fax: 253-862-4208

Be Informed

You know what they say? Knowing is half the battle, and in this case, the more you know the better prepared you will be. First, make sure you understand the hazards you might face in Bonney Lake and the surrounding areas and the level of risk they might bring. Then, make sure you are signed up to receive emergency alerts from both Bonney Lake Alert and Pierce County Alert. These systems are used to share urgent messaging either before an incident (warnings) or during an incident (action steps for safety). You can also go to to sign up for additional systems in the area. Check the links below for more information and sign-up options. Taking these steps now will ensure you are more aware of your surroundings than you were before, and set you up to receive timely, potentially life-saving information when most needed.

Bonney Lake Alert
Bonney Lake Alert is an emergency alert software that allows public safety officials to notify residents and visitors of emergency situations. Bonney Lake Alert will primarily be used for emergencies but can also be used for specific non-emergency situations such as severe weather. Subscribers can choose how to be contacted. Options include voice, text, email, social media, and TDD/TTY alerts. To sign up for free emergency notifications, visit Bonney Lake Alert.

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Download The Mobile Alert App

In addition to signing up to receive messages about Bonney Lake, we also recommend downloading and logging into the CodeRED app for Android or iPhone devices. As long as you give the CodeRED app your location permissions, it will alert you to situations if you and your phone are in any city that also uses CodeRED. Most Pierce County cities, including Tacoma, Buckley, Puyallup, Sumner, Orting, and Lakewood will be using CodeRED as well, giving you access to their emergency info when you’re visiting or driving through those communities. Click the CodeRED icon or go here to download the app today.

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For up to date alerts, please click below.

For Frequently Asked Questions, please click below.

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Pierce County Alert
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 timely information to residents.

Get alerted about emergencies and other important community news by signing up for our Emergency Alert Program. This system enables us to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as severe weather, flooding, unexpected road closures, missing persons and evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods.

You will receive time-sensitive messages wherever you specify, such as your home, mobile or business phones, email address, text messages and more. You pick where, you pick how. Receive alerts on up to 10 different devices such as your cell phone, home phone, email, text messages and more.

Sign up online by clicking below or call (253) 798-6595.

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Understanding Local Hazards
Pierce County is a beautiful area defined by Mount Rainier, the Puget Sound, flowing rivers, and magnificent bridges. Our geological history created this region from the Earth shifting over millions of years. Natural and human-caused disasters have occurred in Pierce County's history. We know they will happen again in the future. Pierce County has identified hazards that are the greatest risk to residents and infrastructure. The County is working to understand the history, frequency, and impacts of these hazards. This will allow local officials to help communities prepare for and recover from the damage these disasters cause. We are asking residents to know their hazards, their risks, and evaluate their readiness. To learn more about the identified hazards, check out

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The City also has a Hazard Mitigation Plan, originally adopted in 2004. The latest version of the plan was developed in cooperation with the Pierce County Department of Emergency Management and participating local jurisdictions.
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Understanding Natural Hazard Risks



  • FEMA’s National Risk Index
  • The National Risk Index is a new, online mapping application from FEMA that identifies communities most at risk to 18 natural hazards. This application visualizes natural hazard risk metrics and includes data about expected annual losses from natural hazards, social vulnerability, and community resilience. The Risk Index is accessible to anyone interested!
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  • Communicating potential risks can be challenging. It can be hard for communities to visualize how a disaster that has not happened yet, will affect a neighborhood or business. Even if communities are aware of disaster risks, it does not always mean they will take the necessary preparatory actions. The National Risk Index helps illustrate how communities may be affected by natural hazards, and how specific factors affect these risks.
  • Visit the National Risk Index to understand your risk to natural hazards.
           o Explore the interactive map
           o Learn more about your local natural hazard risk
           o Access data to create your own maps


  • The National Risk Index will help to better inform, engage, and assist the public in understanding natural hazard risks. With better understanding, communities can identify and engage resources, plan accordingly, and take action to reduce risks.
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Other Alerts

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ShakeAlert® is an earthquake early warning (EEW) system that detects significant earthquakes and sends alerts seconds before the shaking begins. ShakeAlert does not predict earthquakes, but rather sends a message when and earthquake starts.

To learn more information, visit these websites:

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NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards:

NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards (NWR) is a nationwide network of radio stations broadcasting continuous weather information from the nearest National Weather Service office (for us, that’s Seattle!).

NWR broadcasts official warnings, forecasts, and other hazard information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It also broadcasts alerts of non-weather emergencies such as national security, public safety, and disaster information through the Emergency Alert System.

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Emergency Alert System (EAS):

The Emergency Alert System (EAS) is a national public warning system commonly used by state and local authorities to deliver emergency information to affected communities. When an EAS is issued, radio and television broadcasters, cable systems, satellite radio and others use this system. This system also allows for the President to address the nation within 10 minutes of a national emergency. No sign-up is required.

Both EAS and WEA are critical components to the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS).
To learn more about (IPAWS), please visit:

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Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA):

The Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) system is a public safety system that allows customers who own compatible mobile phones to receive geographically targeted, text-like messages alerting them of imminent threats to safety in their area. No sign-up is required.

Both EAS and WEA are critical components to the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS). To learn more about (IPAWS), please visit:

Social Media

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Follow community agencies for breaking emergency/media updates. Call 911 for emergencies. Sites are not monitored 24 hours a day.