Emergency Management Division

Mission Statement

The Division of Emergency Management (DEM) protects our community by coordinating and integrating all activities necessary to build, sustain and improve our response to various emergencies. This includes mitigation, preparation, response and recovery from threatened or actual natural disasters, acts of terrorism or other man-made disasters.


The DEM seeks to promote a safer, less vulnerable community with the capacity to prepare for, respond to and recover from all emergencies, hazards and disasters.

The DEM is responsible for comprehensively planning for, responding to and recovering from all manner of disasters, whether man-made or natural. The DEM utilizes a "whole community" concept for training and preparedness activities that include community outreach and education programs and building public-private partnerships between our residents, business owners, and city employees.