The next EPWG meeting will be on November 2, 2021, at 1:00pm Pacific. We will undertake a Tabletop Exercise led by GSA.

Please email diana.deforest(at) for details.

The Seattle Federal Executive Board (SFEB) Emergency Preparedness Working Group (EPWG), is a standing entity established to:

  1. Promote federal employee disaster/emergency preparedness and readiness.
  2. Promote the development and exercising of agency continuity of government (COG) and continuity of operations (COOP) plans through education, training, and exercise activities.
  3. To identify, share, and collaborate on region-specific threats, hazards, risks, and concerns.
  4. Develop and implement an All-Hazards Emergency Notification and Advisory Plan designed to demonstrate an efficient protocol to coordinate emergency actions:
  5. Maintain a database of emergency contacts for agencies and stakeholders, to be updated at a minimum of annually.
  6. Test emergency communications systems at least annually. SFEB uses the Everbridge platform when appropriate and will rely on a manual call down roster protocol in the event other technology options become compromised.
  7. Provide a forum for members to address emergency preparedness and continuity issues.

The EPWG’s activities will be coordinated with and through the SFEB.

  • The EPWG is not intended to replace continuity and emergency preparedness efforts underway within separate agencies.
  • All member agencies are invited to participate.

SFEB EPWG Charter_2020-08-04 final