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Today’s Emergency Management
Emergency Management is a comprehensive effort coordinating a wide range of public safety and awareness programs to ensure that a high level of preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery will be maintained for all known hazards. Continuous assessment, planning, training and exercising is undertaken involving public agencies and the public sector. In doing this, a partnership with a good working relationship is formed with local emergency response agencies, such as fire, law enforcement, public works, volunteer agencies, public health, and emergency medical services. These joint events bring about an awareness of each other’s capabilities and limitations.
Under State and Federal law, each county is required to set up an Emergency Management organization that will best serve the entire jurisdiction. (NDCC 37-17.1-07; Federal Civil Defense Act of 1950).
The North Dakota Emergency Management Association is an organization dedicated to the advancement of effective Emergency Management in North Dakota.
The Association seeks to promote professional growth among its members through information exchange, pertinent programs and classes, and direct experience. In addition, a professional liaison between all organizations involved in Emergency Management activities at the state and local level is supported and encouraged.
The General membership meets at minimum annually. Elections are held at the last regular meeting of the calendar year which will be considered the annual meeting. The association sponsors a conference in September which highlights educational programs and practical experience in the field of Emergency Management. Members play an active part by contributing their experience and expertise to the programs.