The fundamental goal of Emergency Management is to create and maintain an effective organization to mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from major threats to lives and property. Through coordination, planning, exercises, and proper training, the local Emergency Manager can enhance the day-to-day emergency response capabilities within the county to be prepared for a large-scale disaster. The Emergency Management Director must keep the different political subdivision elected officials informed on emergency management matters, as well as the many different response agencies. In addition to public officials, the director should establish a public awareness program to keep the citizens informed.
The Local Emergency Management Director is able to:
Determine the hazards particular to the jurisdiction
Identify resources available, both private and public