Emergency preparedness helps to minimize loss of life, property, and resources resulting from major emergencies, disasters, or other complex incidents. Our aim is resilience, or the ability to recover from or adjust easily to emergencies
The Department collaborates with local cities, special districts, community organizations, regional partners, and other public- and private-sector entities to promote emergency preparedness and improve incident response. Together, we identify hazards, develop emergency and mitigation plans, coordinate response activities, and train incident personnel.
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Before a Disaster → learn what you can do to prepare yourself, your family, and your home before a disaster strikes.
During a Disaster → what to do when a disaster strikes
After a Disaster → get assistance, find resources, assess your damage
Columbia County Emergency Operations Plan →
Homeland Security Emergency Management Commission →