Emergency Management, Communications & General Services

Responsibilities
Emergency Management is a coordinated response to an unusual emergency situation. The type of response calls for maximum use of community resources, with far greater need for coordination between response agencies than usually exists.

Emergency Management is the four-phase protection process of coordinating available resources to deal with emergencies effectively, thereby saving lives, avoiding injury, and minimizing economic loss.

Mission Statement


The mission of Douglas County Emergency Management is to utilize effective planning, training, and coordination to continually develop the mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery capabilities of the County’s cities, villages, and townships for emergencies resulting from all hazards.