Mission Statement - To coordinate the City’s response to major
emergencies or disasters, whether natural or manmade, with the primary
goal being: to save lives, prevent injuries, and protect property and
the environment. Vision - To foster a Community of Preparedness that transcends
the boundaries of local government into the private community through
public awareness, information sharing, planning, technology, and
training. Operations - Currently the Emergency Management Office has one
full time position, and operates under the direction of the Fire
Accomplishing the mission of Emergency Management involves many activities. Some of those include:
Maintaining the City’s Emergency Operations Plan (EOP)
Coordinating the activities of the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)
Maintaining compliance with National Incident Management System (NIMS) standards
Oversight of the local allocation from the State Homeland Security Grant Program (SHSGP)
Conducting exercises to test and train on the EOP through simulated emergencies.
Maintenance of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and alternate facility.