The Steele County Emergency Management Office coordinates the development and updating of the Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) that addresses all types of hazards that may affect the citizens and visitors of Steele County.
Emergency Management is a continuous cycle of Preparedness - Mitigation - Response - Recovery. Elected and appointed government officials all play important roles in the EOP. Service and support agencies also play important roles. Emergency Management brings these diverse backgrounds and roles together to assure that the best possible plan is developed and kept up to date.
The Emergency Management Office is routinely involved in the following types of activities:
Emergency Management is normally a "behind the scenes" type of operation as opposed to the very public response by police, fire, ambulance, and public utility services. During a disaster, Emergency Management personnel will be involved in emergency operations, but normally in a coordination role only. Emergency Management personnel prefer to spend most of their time in the preparedness and mitigation modes, and as little time as possible in the response and recovery modes.
- Conducting and evaluating exercises on various types of disasters that might affect Steele County citizens.
- Attending meetings with government, private business, and support service officials to promote preparedness plans for all types of hazards.
- Maintaining routing communications with State and Federal Emergency Management agencies on all matters that potentially affect Steele County.
- Educating the public on ways to be better prepared to survive all types of disaster by reducing or eliminating their risks.
- Meeting all State and Federal requirements related to EOP development, program funding, and staff training.
For further information on Steele County Emergency Management or disaster preparedness, please contact: