Mission & Function
To provide the most efficient and effective coordination of resources available in the mitigation of; planning and preparation for; response to and recovery from emergencies and disasters.
We assist other agencies with response or Emergency Operation Center (EOC) activation for major fires, hazardous materials spills, bomb threats, rescue operations, aircraft disasters, evacuations, etc., to help in mitigation with the on-scene commanders in coordination of assorted resources. EMA has a National Weather Service Wire in the office that keeps us aware of changing weather in the area. This enables EMA to know about any severe weather that may be affecting our area.
: Our staff consists of a director, operations/training officer and trained volunteers. Our director provides overall direction and control for all disaster-related response activities, planning for WMD, Haz-Mat, natural emergency events and personnel. The operations/training officer oversees daily operations, is EOC coordinator, assists with planning, and provides training.