Emergency Management

Emergency Management

There are four pinciples of Emergency Management.

PREPAREDNESS: Preparing your family, community, and business for unknown events. Creating a Plan, Making a preparedness KIT, Getting involved with organizations or your community to help each other. Risk assessments, public education, pre-disaster policies and agreements, communication sharing, training and disaster exercises are important factors.
MITIGATION:   Training, equipment or actions that can help avoid a disaster or minimize its impact are mitigation activities. Other examples include building flood dikes, adopting wind resistant construction methods, storm shelters, Firewise property methods and building new warning systems. 
RESPONSE: This involves the cooridination of all responding agencies and individuals intended to do the most good for the most people and reduce or  prevent loss of life and property due to a disaster?
RECOVERY: What efforts can help to return the community back to normal following a disaster? Recovery efforts can include debris removal, rebuilding roads, returning people to their homes, etc.

The Emergency Management division of the Sheriff's Office is concerned with the threat and prevention of emergencies.  This division is responsible for the coordination of personnel and emergency services, in the event of an emergency situation.
View the links below for information on emergency preparedness.

Get Ready
   Local Flooding Information
      Snake River (Warman)
      Snake River (Mora)
      Snake River (Grasston)
   National Weather Service (NWS)
   Wildfire Danger

State Links

Minnesota Association of Emergency Managers 

Federal Links

American Red Cross
Salvation Army

US Department of Defense
Emergency Response Guide
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Homeland Security
White House Briefing Room
National Transportation and Safety Board (NTSB)



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