HAZARDS AND THREATS
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Regional resources for monitoring wildland fires in Washington, Oregon, and California. During major fire mobilizations crews from WA will be sent to other states and tribal nations.
The National Hurricane Center monitors and issues alert on the formation of topical storms in the Atlantic Basin. The Pacific Hurricane Center reports on systems affecting Hawaii and Pacific islands.
MILITARY PLANE CRASH
US Military Aircraft incidents pose a unique threat when carrying munitions, explosives, or nuclear weapons. State EOC center will assist with consequence management following an incident. Priority to secure any weapons will be the responsibility of the military.
Structural Collapse of an occupied building required Urban Search & Rescue assets. FEMA's Urban Search & Rescue program is a national asset and can be activated for support.
Active Shooter incidents are handled at the local level unless it involves a mass causualty incident at a National Security Event. DHS will become the lead agency directing resources.
Department of Homeland Security is responsible for the detection, prevention, mitigation, and response to terrorist attack. An elevation in the National Alert System indicates the readiness posture of maritime, aviation, and transportation sectors.