Osceola County Emergency Management Department
The Emergency Management Department is a unique entity within Osceola County. To provide a better understanding of what the department does, how it functions, and what services are provided, the following page describes the Emergency Management Department’s Purpose, defines Comprehensive Emergency Management, and outlines the role of state and federal government.
Osceola County Emergency Management
Purpose: On behalf of the Board of Commissioners, the Emergency Management Department is responsible for directing all protection/ prevention, preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation from natural, technological, and man-made disasters within the jurisdiction of Osceola County with the goal of saving lives, preventing property damage, and minimizing environmental impact.
Osceola County, MI
At the local level, the Chief Executive Official in each jurisdiction is ultimately responsible for emergency management, including establishing an emergency management department and coordinator. The Osceola County Emergency Management Resolution designates the responsibilities of the CEO and Emergency Management Director as well as involvement by local officials.
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Region 6 Homeland Security Planning Board
To more efficiently prepare local communities for disaster, the Michigan State Police - Emergency Management & Homeland Security Division has designated regions to efficiently facilitate multi-jurisdiction planning, training, exercising, and interoperability capabilities. Osceola County is in Michigan’s Region 6 along with Clare, Ionia, Isabella, Kent, Lake, Mason, Mecosta, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana, and Ottawa Counties.
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Michigan Department of State Police - Emergency Management & Homeland Security Division
At the state level, the Director of the Department of State Police is the State Emergency Management Director. The Emergency Management & Homeland Security Division, within the Department of State Police, coordinates all mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery within the state. Coordination between local emergency management programs and the MSP-EMDHS is accomplished through a District Coordinator.
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Department of Homeland Security
In addition to supporting emergency management through the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Department of Homeland Security provides further support to emergency management through provision of grants, technical assistance, and other programs. An example of such is the current efforts directed at implementation of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) which is focused at standardizing many aspects of disaster/emergency response.
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Department of Homeland Security: Federal Emergency Management Agency
At the federal level, the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency coordinates all mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery activities. FEMA coordinates through State EMHSD for the delivery of services.
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