Emergency Management is a comprehensive effort coordinating a wide range of public safety and awareness programs to ensure that a high level of preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery will be maintained for all known hazards.
Continuous assessment, planning, training and exercising is undertaken involving public agencies and the public sector. In doing this, a partnership with a good working relationship is formed with local emergency response agencies, such as fire, law enforcement, public works, volunteer agencies, public health, and emergency medical services. These joint events bring about an awareness of each other's capabilities and limitations.
Under State and Federal law, each county is required to set up an Emergency Management organization that will best serve the entire jurisdiction. (NDCC 37-17.1-07; Federal Civil Defense Act of 1950)
To learn more about Emergency Management, please visit the website of the ND Emergency Management Association at www.ndema.org.