Emergency Management

The City's Emergency Management Division is responsible for ensuring a state of readiness to all potential hazards (natural, environmental and human-caused).

The mission of the Division is to protect lives and property through preparedness and mitigation activities. It develops and refines emergency management plans; conducts exercises; and organizes and executes response efforts in the event of a significant incident. The program also provides for community education on emergency preparedness and recovery.

The video below shows a large training exercise that was conducted in 2018.

In 2018, the Emergency Management Division:

  • Held quarterly EOC team training exercises
  • Managed two large-scale exercises (Mass Care and Shelter and volcanic/lahar response)
  • Offered individual and group training to EOC team members
  • Coordinated community preparedness presentations and events and conducted public outreach
  • Issued 12 monthly Division reports
  • Revised and updated the City's Emergency Management Plans
  • Participated in regional emergency management trainings and events
  • Administered emergency management grants received from the federal government