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.
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.