Emergency Management

The Emergency Management Director's Office

Message from the Office of Emergency Management

Blaine County Emergency Management’s mission is to facilitate the preparation, safeguarding and protection of citizens and property within Blaine County from the consequences of disasters and emergencies. Our task is to ensure that Blaine County is as prepared as possible to mitigate, prepare for, respond to and recover from natural or man-made disasters, as well as terrorism related incidents.

This office emphasizes the need for a coordinated effort with local, state and federal agencies, as well as those volunteer organizations and private businesses within our county. In working together, we can attain a common goal in ensuring that our county has the ability to immediately mobilize and coordinate the operations of available local resources in an emergency, thus minimizing the loss of life and property.

In working towards accomplishment of this goal, the County has a comprehensive Emergency Operations Plan, also known as the EOP. This plan outlines how the County responders will respond during a variety of disaster scenarios. Depending upon the nature of the disaster, each department will undertake very specific roles as outlined in the EOP. Through collaboration between County and local City departments and local resources, this plan will help facilitate the response during an emergency situation, thus making our community safer during a time of need.

This office is also responsible for the Blaine County LEPC (Local Emergency Planning Committee). The Director also serves as the Blaine County Local Emergency Planning Committee Chairman, the Blaine County Floodplain Administrator and the Blaine County 911 Coordinator.