Emergency Management

Emergency Management is the organized analysis, planning, decision-making, and assignment of available resources to protect from, mitigation of, prepare for, respond to, and recover from the effects of All Hazard emergencies and disasters. These core capabilities are referred to as the five phases of emergency management.

All Hazards

All-Hazards comprises natural, technological, or human-caused incidents that warrant action to protect life, property, environment, and public health or safety, and to minimize disruptions of school activities.

office of emergency management (OEM)

Access the OEM website here.

Basic Goals

  • Save Lives 
  • Prevent Injuries
  • Protect Property and the Environment

Core Functions

The Emergency Management Program works to minimize the effects of major emergencies and disasters on the community through:

  • Assessing community hazards and risks
  • Promoting and supporting preparedness activities
  • Developing disaster response and recovery plans
  • Training staff and conducting exercises to evaluate plans and systems
  • Building partnerships and coordinating plans with public agencies and private organizations
  • Maintaining an emergency operations center, emergency notification systems and public safety communication systems to coordinate emergency response efforts 
  • Applying for and implementing emergency preparedness grants
  • Coordinating disaster assistance programs