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Emergency Management

Last Modified: September 24, 2013

Learn about what the office of Emergency Management does.

Mission

To establish and maintain a strategic framework aligning policy, people and activities into a comprehensive integrated all-hazard program; to efficiently guide critical information and City resources; and to coordinate external resources in collaboration with governmental and private sector partners before, during and after major emergencies or disasters.

Description

Assist the City's preparation for major disasters by coordinating disaster planning efforts and the training of City employees; assisting with the integration of emergency plans in a collaborative environment; ensuring information flow to the public and business community to assist in their emergency preparation and response; interface with County, State and federal jurisdictions; and secure and manage grants from federal and State agencies related to Homeland Security.

Future

Continue to support the City's goals to keep Raleigh safe through enhanced efforts to strengthen preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation. The City's all-hazards approach will continue to address natural, technological, and manmade disasters, to include acts of terrorism, cyber-attacks, severe weather and energy shortages.

We will continue to maintain and update emergency response plans, prepare City employees to be effective disaster service workers, maintain and improve the City's Emergency Operations Center (EOC), and provide overall leadership to the City, residents and business community for disaster preparedness and response.

Finally, we will continue to create and maintain collaborative partnerships with other jurisdictions, academic institutions and the business community to foster cost effective systems and to improve and expand an alert notification and disaster information system that addresses the community's need for timely and accurate information before, during and after emergencies.

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