The Baker County Emergency Management and Homeland Security is charged
with the responsibility to plan and prepare for the safety of Baker County
residents in times of emergency.
Emergency Management is an ongoing process, and our organization works
closely with a variety of state, local, and non-governmental agencies to
prepare for a coordinated defense against potential emergencies.
No matter what the emergency is, Emergency Management and Homeland Security
plans ahead and addresses the four phases of emergency management: mitigation,
preparedness, response, and recovery.
- Mitigation is achieved through development of an Emergency Operations Plan and Emergency
Operations Center. The goal is to provide adequate communication capabilities,
and to keep an Emergency Operations Center operational on a daily basis
to manage emergencies.
- Preparedness is achieved through the training of officials in the Emergency Operations
Center. Having adequate food, water, and trained personnel ready for any
incident is critical, as well as maintaining constant testing and repair
- Response is regarded as efficient management and coordination of all organizations
through the Emergency Operations Center.
- Recovery is the release of unnecessary emergency personnel and deactivation of
the Emergency Operations Center. A post-disaster critique of the operations
of the Center is thoroughly performed.