History

Overall Mission:

To save lives and protect property by developing programs and emergency operation capabilities that mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from any emergency or disaster situation – whether it be caused by natural or manmade occurrences.

The County Emergency Management Agency is responsible for developing and maintaining an ongoing program of mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery.

The Agency serves the chief executives by working with the departments of local government and private sector organizations in the development of plans and capabilities responsive to those hazards which seriously threaten the jurisdiction.

The County Emergency Management Director serves as: a key leader in planning, coordinator of operations, chief of staff to the jurisdiction’s executives during emergency response, community liaison to build the emergency program, and supporter of mitigation effort.

Message from your Local Emergency Management Director:

Hello Everyone,

Thank you for taking the time to look at the new O’Brien County Emergency Management Agency website.  I am excited to be back in O’Brien County, and I am thankful for the opportunity to serve in this role as the EMA Director.  We are currently working on several great projects to help increase our preparedness capabilities in each community in O’Brien County.  We are fortunate to have great emergency services in our area.  I look forward to working with you and continuing to improve our ability to respond and recover from all-hazards that we may face.

Respectfully,

Jared Johnson, O’Brien County EMA