Emergency Management

Role 
Emergency management is a process consisting of:
  • Preparing for an emergencies
  • Mitigating emergencies
  • Responding to emergies
  • Recovering from emergencies
Emergency management is a dynamic process. Planning, though critical, is not the only component. Other important functions are:
  • Training
  • Conducting exercises
  • Tsting
  • Maintaining equipment
  • Coordinating activities with our community's stakeholders

Chapter 30 of the Blaine City Code of Ordinances and Minnesota State Statute Chapter 12, Section 12.25 establish the authorities and responsibilities of the Blaine Emergency Management Program.

Responsibilities

Blaine Emergency Management is responsible for coordinating the emergency preparedness and homeland security efforts for the City of Blaine. In addition to writing emergency operation plans, maintaining outdoor warning systems, and conducting public education, Blaine Emergency management provides assistance to local jurisdictions and county agencies before, during, and after disasters strike. 

Emergency Management works closely with county, state, and federal officials, and cooperatively with neighboring jurisdictions, to enhance homeland security and better prepare for and respond to incidents ranging from tornadoes to terrorism.

Public Safety

Emergency Management also involves working with all aspects of public safety - from the federal level to individual residents - to ensure the most comprehensive and coordinated approach to the protection of public safety. 

The division works with multiple agencies and jurisdictions to coordinate information, training, and equipment needed for protecting the city, county, state, and the nation.