responsibility of Emergency Management is to coordinate with
various county agencies and departments for emergency planning, response,
recovery and mitigation efforts. This is multijurisdictional in nature and we
work jointly with local municipalities, surrounding county agencies, local
residents and local businesses to ensure that best practices are established. We
serve as a resource center to all who are in need of emergency preparation
Working with other Emergency
Staff attends and participates in regular
meetings with various agencies. It is important to interact with these
agencies for planning as well as coordinating purposes to provide for
appropriate functions in the event of an emergency or disaster.
In Josephine County this position is funded as a half time Emergency Manager, half time Public Health Emergency Preparedness Coordinator. Emergency Management is on call 24-hours a day, seven days a week for emergency
situations. Our facility includes an Emergency Coordination Center (ECC) and a small kitchen allows for an extended operation period, but we do not have sleeping quarters at the facility.