Office of Emergency Management:
The mission of the Office of Emergency Management is to ensure that local governments within El Paso County have the capability to survive a disaster, and to manage and conduct essential emergency functions to support our citizens. This capability of managing a survivable crisis includes the ability to direct, control, manage and coordinate emergency operations in cooperation with other local governments, the State and Federal government. To accomplish this, the Office of Emergency Management maintains and develops a capability built on people (volunteers), communications, equipment and plans.
The Emergency Services Division (ESD) encompasses the Office of the Deputy Fire Marshal Commander Jim Reid, Disaster Preparedness, the Hazardous Materials Response Team, El Paso County Search & Rescue, the El Paso County Wildland Fire Crew, Fire Investigations, the Citizens Emergency Response Team (CERT) and the Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Services (RACES) and the Office of Emergency Management.
With only 6 full time employees this division relies heavily upon the services of volunteers.
To find out more about the Emergency Services Division, click on any of the links located below.