The role of Emergency Management is to
maximize the protection and promotion of Public Safety, Health and
Welfare during large scale emergencies. They plan for the
coordinated response of county forces to any disaster situation.
There are four principals of Emergency Management. These are:
- Mitigation: What activities can help avoid a disaster or
minimize it's impact? Examples include building dikes, adopting
wind resistant construction methods, and building new warning
- Preparedness: What activities can enhance the abilities of
individuals, communities, and businesses to respond to a disaster?
Examples include creating disaster plans, (for the home,
workplace, and community) and conducting disaster drills.
- Response: What actions can be taken during and immediately
after a disaster to prevent loss of life and property?
- 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,
Some of the tasks:
- Develops, maintains, and tests the County Emergency Operations
- Maintains liaison with county and state regional offices
- Develops and establishes the County's emergency warning system
- Organizes and instructs Sky warn Spotters
- Prepares informational material for dissemination to the
here for a fillable form to be noitified of Critical Alerts in
Emergency Management Director
Disasters and Emergencies
Wadena County Hazard
Mitigation Plan 2007-2012