The City’s Emergency Management Division is responsible for ensuring a state of readiness to all potential hazards (natural, environmental and human-caused).
The mission of the Division is to protect lives and property through preparedness and mitigation activities. It develops and refines emergency management plans, conducts exercises, and organizes and executes response efforts in the event of a significant incident. The program also provides for community education on emergency preparedness and recovery.
The video below shows a full-scale exercise that was conducted in 2018.
The Emergency Management Division:
Holds quarterly EOC team training exercises
Has managed two full-scale exercises (mass care & shelter and volcanic lahar response)
Offers individual and group training to EOC team members
Coordinates community preparedness presentations & events
Conducts public outreach
Issues 12 monthly Division reports
Revises and updates the City’s Emergency Management Plans
Participates in regional emergency management trainings and events
Administers emergency management grants received from the federal government