The Role of the Emergency Manager

► Manage activities in all four phases of emergency management. and after an emergency. .The Role of the Emergency Manager ► Has day-to-day responsibilities for emergency management programs and activities. during. ► Coordinate resources from all sectors before.

Four Phases of Emergency Management     Mitigation Preparedness Response Recovery .

The Role of the Emergency Manager      Aware of potential threats to the community Participate in mitigation and prevention activities Plan for emergencies Operate effectively in emergency situations Conduct effective recovery operations after a disaster .

The Role of the Emergency Manager  Coordinate all components of the emergency management system. including: Fire and law enforcement services  Emergency medical programs  Public works  Volunteer and voluntary organizations  Other groups involved in emergency activities  .

Other Responsibilities      Coordinate the planning process. Advise and inform the chief elected officials. Identify resource deficiencies and correct them. . Take inventory of resources. Identify and analyze the potential effects of hazards.

Establish and maintain networks Review current plans in place and make improvements.Other Responsibilities     Public awareness and education programs. . Establish a system to alert officials and the public.

Morton County Emergency Manager Almont Emergency Services Director Glen Ullin Emergency Services Director New Salem Emergency Services Director Flasher Emergency Services Director Hebron Emergency Services Director .

How can you get involved in Emergency Management?     Prepare your family for emergencies by creating a Family Disaster Plan Teach your children what to do in an emergency Educate yourself through public information campaigns Become a Skywarn Weather Spotter .

Create a Disaster Supply Kit. Know what to do if a disaster strikes. .Your Family Disaster Plan Ask what types of disasters are most likely to happen. Create a Disaster Plan and practice it. Complete a Preparedness Checklist. Learn what to do in an Evacuation. Learn about your community’s warning signals: what they sound like and what you should do when you hear them.

and life-threatening wind chill.Severe Winter Weather Awareness Campaign What to Listen For. .. Prepare now! WINTER STORM WARNING: Severe winter conditions have begun or are about to begin in your area. In areas unaccustomed to freezing temperatures. deep drifts. crops. Seek refuge immediately! WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY: Winter weather conditions are expected to cause significant inconveniences and may be hazardous. such as heavy snow and/or ice. If caution is exercised. or fruit trees. FROST/FREEZE WARNING: Below freezing temperatures are expected and may cause significant damage to plants. The greatest hazard is often to motorists.threatening. these situations should not become life. are possible within the next day or two. Stay indoors! BLIZZARD WARNING: Snow and strong winds will combine to produce a blinding snow (near zero visibility). WINTER STORM WATCH: Severe winter conditions.. people who have homes without heat need to take added precautions.

Skywarn Weather Spotter • Identify and Report Severe Weather • Help prevent damage by alerting officials to issue warnings to protect the public .

how to create a Family Disaster Plan. For more information on Emergency Management. or to get involved in as a Skywarn Weather Spotter. Contact: Morton County Emergency Management 667-3307 .