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 large training exercise that was conducted in 2018.
In 2018, the Emergency Management Division:
Held quarterly EOC team training exercises
Managed two large-scale exercises (Mass Care and Shelter and volcanic/lahar response)
Offered individual and group training to EOC team members
Coordinated community preparedness presentations and events and conducted public outreach
Issued 12 monthly Division reports
Revised and updated the City's Emergency Management Plans
Participated in regional emergency management trainings and events
Administered emergency management grants received from the federal government