Fargo Flood 2009: Aerial view of barrier wall holding back the Red River from reaching the Veterans Hospital.

What is Emergency Management?

The Emergency Management department is responsible for reducing the effects of disasters before they occur. This is done through identifying threats and hazards, and planning for and coordinating the operations and response needed during a disaster.

We manage resources and coordinate any recovery efforts following a disaster, as well as providing public information. We work with numerous local, volunteer, state, and federal organizations on an ongoing basis. We provide:

We must all embrace our personal responsibility to be prepared – in doing so; we contribute to the safety and security of our communities as well. Find out how you can prepare yourself and family.