Steele County Emergency Management coordinates and facilitates the use of resources to minimize the impact of emergencies and disasters on people, property, and the environment.
The Emergency Management Department is responsible for:
- Performing the technical work in the development, including implementation and management of countywide disaster prevention, preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation.
- Administering Federal, State, and Local grant funds that further benefit Steele County Emergency Services at the direction of the Steele County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC).
- Working with the Steele County LEPC to develop and maintain the Steele County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan (MHMP) and the Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) which defines agency roles and responsibilities before, during, and after all hazards/disasters.
- Organizing and operating the Steele County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and coordinating support from State and Federal organizations during an emergency.
- Providing county-wide training and exercises to prepare for Local, Regional, and State emergencies and disasters to include classroom-based training in the National Incident Management System (NIMS) for all personnel who may be involved in disaster response and recovery activities.
- Providing guidance to all levels of government and policy makers on the development of disaster management plans.
- Acting as the applicant agent for County and Townships for State and Federal funding when funding is approved after a disaster has occurred.
- Coordinating and facilitating the use of resources in order to minimize the impact of emergencies on people, property, and the environment from disasters like tornadoes, flooding, severe weather, etc.