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Emergency Management

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About the Office of Emergency Management

The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is a division of the Fire Department. The Fire Chief serves as the city’s Emergency Management Director and is assisted by the Deputy Fire Chief who serves as Deputy Emergency Management Director.

Responsibilities of emergency management

  1. Make certain that the city is prepared for a large-scale emergency.
  2. Make certain that the city’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is operational and functional.
  3. Make certain that the city’s Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) is up-to-date and communicated with all stakeholders who have an assigned responsibility within the plan.
  4. Coordinate and command the EOC in the event of a large-scale emergency.
  5. Assign resources, as needed, to deploy the EOC and to respond appropriately to an emergency consistent with the EOP.
  6. Make recommendations to improve the city’s operational effectiveness in responding to and managing large-scale emergencies.

The North Suburban Regional Emergency Operations Plan provides the framework that Brooklyn Park and other cities use to prepare for, respond to, recover from and mitigate the impact of a wide variety of disasters and emergency events.  Details of how this is accomplished are contained in the operations documents of the respective cities.

Severe weather

In Minnesota our greatest risk for severe weather is from May through July, but severe weather can strike any time. Be prepared by:

  • building an emergency supply kit
  • making a family emergency plan
  • informing yourself about the different types of emergencies that could occur and their appropriate responses

For help in preparing for emergencies of any kind, weather related or not:

Visit Ready.gov

Outdoor warning sirens

Outdoor warning sirens throughout the city will sound to warn the people of approaching severe weather or other emergency. The Emergency Management Division maintains the 11 outdoor warning sirens throughout the city.

These are OUTDOOR warning sirens; they are NOT intended to provide a warning to people inside a building.

View the outdoor warning siren locations and coverage

Testing sirens

Outdoor warning sirens are tested throughout the year, typically the first Wednesday of each month at 1:00 p.m.

Tell the Fire Department if you know of a siren that is not working.

What to do when sirens sound

  • Seek shelter
  • Tune to local weather information on radio, television, or NOAA Weather Radio for more information

Local school and business emergency plans

Upon request, the Emergency Management Division will provide input to local schools and businesses in creating their own emergency operations plan.

Request assistance with an emergency plan.

 

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