Office of Emergency ManagementRSS
The Kalamazoo County Office of Emergency Management (OEM), a division within the Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office, is responsible for planning, coordinating and managing a consolidated emergency management program for Kalamazoo County. The duties include preparing for, responding to, mitigating, and recovering from a wide range of natural and man-made disasters. To fulfill this mandate, OEM works closely with others having responsibilities related to homeland security, emergency response and hazardous materials use or transportation.
OEM provides comprehensive training for public officials and private citizens and maintains operational readiness of the County Emergency Operations Center for disaster management and all Homeland Security and Domestic Preparedness activities. The office maintains and deploys the mobile command post for use by local incident commanders during major events.
As a participant on the 5th District Homeland Security Board, OEM works with other agencies in the nine counties of southwest Michigan to share intelligence, coordinate resources and maximize operating efficiencies.