Pierce County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) helps essential service organizations get resources unavailable through standard commercial ordering, like:
- Personal protective equipment (PPE).
- Cleaning supplies.
- Other resources needed to operate or stop the spread of COVID-19.
Resources are scarce, regionally and nationally. The EOC gets and distributes resources using Washington State Department of Health prioritization criteria.
Try standard commercial ordering first.
Widely available items are easier and faster to get through your regular purchasing methods.
If you need critical items that aren't in supply, order through Pierce County’s EOC by following the instructions below.
This is often faster than requesting resources from the EOC.
If you're unable to get needed resources, submit a request to the EOC.
1. Complete a 213RR form.
- Fill it out completely.
- Be specific.
- Request only the resources your organization critically needs.
2. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Attach your completed 213RR form.
- Explain the services your organization provides in relation to COVID-19.
- Include the number of people your organization serves.
- Include the number of staff in direct contact with others.
For information on the cost of these resources, visit mil.wa.gov/public-assistance.
How often does the EOC receive resources?
The EOC receives resources based on what is available from the state and federal government. These shipments have been unpredictable and there is no assurance that resources will continue to be supplied to Pierce County.
How quickly should I expect my order to be filled?Given regional and national shortages, Washington State Department of Health has released prioritization criteria that must be followed to fill resource requests. Depending on which tier your organization falls into, you may receive supplies the same day as a shipment or not at all.
What is the best way to prioritize and maximize the use of PPE?
Do you accept donations?Yes, and they are distributed along with the state and federal supplies accordingly.
I’m not sure how much PPE we need. How can I find that out?Check out CDC’s Burn Rate Calculator.
Who pays for these supplies?
The requesting agency is responsible for the cost of the supplies if there is a cost associated with filling the order.
How can I submit a request?
Email PCEOC@piercecountywa.gov to request resources. Provide the following information in your email:
- The number of people your organization serves.
- Types of services provided during the pandemic.
- The number of staff at the facility in direct contact with others, if possible.
- A completed 213RR form. Fill out the form completely. Be as specific as possible. Only request what is critically needed and appropriate for the services you deliver.