The Emergency Management Division is under the Public Works Department. The Emergency Management Division develops and administers the county emergency operations plan and assists cities and towns within the county with developing emergency plans.
The department is responsible for ensuring effective response to and recovery from emergency situations whether man-made or natural by coordinating and working with other county departments, volunteer agencies, towns and cities.
Emergency Management administers the county hazardous materials program and provides emergency training for both government employees, the public, and local emergency planning committees on survival procedures and coordinates programs to reduce loss of life and property.
Emergency Management also acts as county liaison to state and federal emergency management agencies and operates the Emergency operations center in times of emergencies.