About Emergency Management
Emergency Management is a coordinated effort, involving local, state, and federal government agencies as well as volunteer organizations and businesses. Within an integrated emergency management framework, these entities assist citizens and their communities to prepare for, respond to, recover from, and eliminate or reduce the effects of natural, man-made, civil, and technological emergencies and disasters.
Boone County Emergency Management is the department that is responsible for the entire county's, including the cities within the county, emergency plans. Those plans include everything from pre-disaster mitigation, a multi-agency response to a car accident, hazardous materials spill, school shootings, terrorism, recovery from an incident and everything in between.
We are also the Homeland Security contact for the county and distribute important information from state and federal agencies to local officials and response agencies.
The Department consists of two Divisions: Emergency Management and Homeland Security.