Office of Emergency Measures (OEM) is
responsible for coordinating response and
relief activities in the face of man-made or
natural disasters, thereby protecting the
lives of the people and their property.
By using a cooperative system that
includes private business, industry,
volunteer organizations, governmental
agencies and other public and private
service groups, the most efficient response
to disasters can be provided.
OEM works closely with local
municipalities to identify and analyze
potentially hazardous situations. Detailed
contingency plans are formed, tested and
The common thread in all emergency
response is to save lives and protect
property. By Utilizing and coordinating the
expertise of business and industry, support
of local governments and assistance from
community organizations, our resources are
better protected and utilized.