The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) has the primary day-to-day area-wide responsibility for natural and human-caused disaster management, community preparedness and mitigation planning programs and activities. Visitors to our site can view disaster response and mitigation plans, preparedness information, and other important information.  The OEM also coordinates the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) and Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) volunteer program.


For information about Emergency Preparedness please visit our Disaster Preparedness page at


For official information from responding agencies during emergency response you can visit our virtual joint information center website at 


Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)


Classes for the 2019/2020 season are now complete.  We will begin scheduling classes for winter 2020/2021 later this year.  If you would like to be notified of the next class in your area please complete the CERT sign up form and we will email you as soon as a class is scheduled in your area. To sign up for the next CERT class or to receive a notice for the next CERT class in your area please complete this CERT sign up form.

For more information about preparedness training and the CERT program visit: