Office of Emergency Management
Adams County Office of Emergency Management
4430 S. Adams County Parkway
3rd Floor, C3000
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
It is our mission to be a trusted leader and innovator in Emergency Management.
The role of our office is to effectively coordinate emergency preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery efforts for the citizens of Adams County. To accomplish this we invest staff time in the following:
- Develop, maintain and coordinate the county Emergency Operations Plan (EOP), comprehensive emergency management plans for special events, and disasters.
- Activate and staff an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to coordinate support efforts to respond to, and recover from, emergencies and disasters.
- Develop and assist in the delivery of effective public outreach programs to educate citizens and businesses on their role in being prepared.
- Collect, provide and disseminate information for elected officials, the media, our residents, partners and other stakeholders during and after disasters.
- Train, educate, and prepare county departments, elected offices and non-governmental partners for emergencies through the development and delivery of effective classes, drills and exercises.
- Serve as the coordinating body for the Local Emergency Management Committee, who gathers information on hazardous materials facilities in the county.
What is Emergency Management?
Emergency Management is an interdisciplinary field that plans, coordinates and supports activities that help communities reduce vulnerability, prepare and recover from disasters. This work is understood in four seamless and interconnected disaster management phases: mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery.
Mitigation is the effort to reduce loss of life and property by lessening the impact of disasters. This is achieved through risk analysis, which results in information that provides a foundation for mitigation activities that reduce risk, and flood insurance that protects financial investment. Our mitigation goals can be found in the county Comprehensive Plan and incorporated Mitigation Plan.
Preparedness is a continuous cycle of planning, organizing, training, equipping, exercising, evaluating, and taking corrective action in an effort to ensure effective coordination during incident response
Response is the immediate reaction and mobilization of resources to a disaster.
Recovery includes activities that help to restore a community, critical infrastructure, and bring a community to the post disaster “new normal”.
How do we work with our community partners?
The Adams County OEM coordinates with numerous partners before, during, and after disasters. By developing working relationships with other county agencies, municipal governments, state government, nonprofits, volunteer organizations, business associations, private sector entities and citizens on a daily basis, we are able to strengthen our lines of communication, which provide for a quicker response and foster a more resilient community.
If you are interested in receiving more information or in speaking with us, please call us at 720.523.6602.