WABO Emergency Management


WABO’s Emergency Management committee has been working since 2011 to help establish Washington State’s building safety responder program. Through their efforts WAsafe (WAshington Safety Assessment of Facilities Evaluators) was formed. WAsafe  is a coalition comprised of WABO, SEAW, AIA Washington, and ASCE - Seattle Section whose mission is to train, enroll, and aid in the dispatch of volunteer building safety evaluators to help local building officials in Washington respond to disasters.

Through a historic cooperative effort between Washington State Emergency Management Division (EMD) and WAsafe a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been established. The MOU formally recognizes WAsafe as a resource the State will call upon to send volunteers to areas / jurisdictions affected by disasters. The MOU also establishes EMD’s central role in coordination of distribution of resources (volunteers) and WAsafe’s responsibility to maintain emergency response coordinators and continued training for agencies and WAsafe volunteers.

 WAsafe - EMD Memorandum of Understanding

Interested in joining a network of professionals trained as WAsafe volunteers, ready to respond to communities in need across the state?
For details on how to enroll as a WAsafe volunteer and to see minimum qualifications, please view Registration Procedures Tab below.

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 Emergency Management Committee Presentation

 "Why Us"


2016 WASafe Presentation

"Safety Assessment Facility Evaluators"

Mutual Aid Toolkit

FEMA Region 10

Proclamation of Building Safety Emergency Draft

Building Safety Emergency Termination Proclamation
Donated Resources
Eligibility of Building Inspections in Post Disaster Environment
Labor Costs for Emergency Work
Mutual Aid Agreements for Public Assistance
Public Assistance Insurance Considerations for Applicants
Washington Building Safety Mutual Aid
Power Point Presentation

House Bill 1406 Final
Letter to Elected Officials