Oakland County, Michigan/Emergency Management

Emergency Management


 Oakland County Emergency Management

Mission Statement
Dedicated to supporting our Cities, Villages, and Townships by coordinating logistical support during emergency operations and by enhancing our all-hazard preparedness with comprehensive homeland security initiatives and first responder training.

​​Disasters can strike at any time, anywhere. Oakland County Emergency Management and Homeland Security Department develops and coordinates programs for natural, technological, national security and nuclear emergencies/disasters affecting Oakland County. 
This involves:

Prevention – includes actions taken to avoid an incident, stopping an incident from occurring and deterrence operations.
Preparedness – includes plans or preparations made to save lives and to help response and rescue operations.
Mitigation – includes any activities, either before or after an emergency, that prevent an emergency, reduce the chance of an emergency happening, or reduce the damaging effects of unavoidable emergencies.
Response – includes actions taken to save lives and prevent further property damage in an emergency. Response is putting plans into action.
Recovery – includes actions taken after an emergency to return to a normal or an even safer situation following an emergency. 

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