The Emergency Management Agency works with all community stake holders including governmental agencies, volunteer organizations, and private sector organizations to maintain a comprehensive emergency management program.
Emergency Management Overview
Emergency Management protects communities by coordinating and integrating all activities necessary to build, sustain, and improve the capability to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from threatened or actual natural disasters, acts of terrorism, or other man-made disasters.
Local Network of Support
This office works locally with:
Emergency medical services
Law enforcement agencies
Utilities (such as pipelines, electric lines, and water)
Emergency management is the managerial function charged with creating the framework within which communities reduce vulnerability to hazards and cope with disasters. Because disasters start locally, county emergency management coordinators and agencies have a vital role in preparation for, response to, and recovery from disasters - both natural and man-made.
Local emergency management agencies are the backbone of the state's emergency management system. They provide coordination of local resources, collaborate with local, state and federal partners to ensure the local response communities have adequately planned, trained, exercised and are well-equipped to respond to all hazards.