The Osceola County Emergency Management website is provided to allow convenient availability of emergency management information to local government, public and private entities, and especially citizens and families, with the intent of supporting efforts in protection / prevention, preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation through community partnerships.
Emergency management is the managerial function charged with creating the framework within which communities reduce vulnerability to hazards and cope with disasters. Emergency management seeks to promote safer, less vulnerable communities with the capacity to cope with hazards and disasters with the mission of protecting communities by coordinating and integrating all activities necessary to build, sustain, and improve the capability to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from threatened or actual natural disasters.
Osceola County Emergency Management continues to support our public health and frontline medical partners in the fight against COVID-19! The priority of the department is to ensure the safety of all individuals and reduce the spread of this disease. Our Emergency Operations Center staff are currently helping by assisting governments, public agencies, and private businesses in several areas including:
Operations – coordination amongst local, state, and federal agencies
Planning – current information and safety plans
Logistics – providing PPE and cleaning supplies
Finances – managing grant programs
Public Information – disseminating via Nixle and social media
Safety – advising on safety practices
For more info on COVID-19 please visit our partners at Central Michigan District Health Department or the State of Michigan’s COVID-19 page https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus/
May: Work, School, and Communities
Goal – Make sure the people who count on you are prepared for a disaster, they can happen at any moment with no warning. This means no matter where you are you and your loved ones should always have a plan.
Key Questions To Ask Yourself – If you are away from home do you know where to find safe shelter locations?- Do you know what emergency procedures are for your child’s school or your workplace?- Will people who count on you know what to do if you can not reach them?
Upcoming Events & Activities
Local Emergency Planning Team Meeting
Wednesday May 28, 2021 10am – 11:30am
(conducted virtually due to COVID-19)
Exercise / Training
We will be supporting local public safety agencies with site drills in the Reed City area during various days in May. During these drills, the public may see various police, fire, and ambulance vehicles parked at local businesses, schools, and other facilities. This is part of our site safety program and is coordinated with the sites in advance.
Emergency Police Fire Medical