Norman County Emergency Management is located in the Norman County Highway Department with an Emergency Operations Center located in the Courthouse Annex.
Emergency Management is responsible for the development and implementation of an all-hazards emergency plan to guide county personnel and resources during times of disaster and crisis including but not limited to: naturally occurring disasters, accidental or intentional man-made disasters, disease outbreak and many other potential situations. Emergency Management is also responsible for opening and managing the county’s Emergency Operations Center.
Emergency Management can be categorized into four phases: preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation. During the four phases of emergency management, we are always working in a continuous state of prevention. Preparedness is having an understanding of the hazards Norman County faces meeting the county’s needs. Recovery focuses on restoring the county to pre-event condition. During mitigation we evaluate our hazards and take measures to reduce our vulnerability and affects they have on our community. Working together and promoting initiatives such as “See something, say something!” we work to prevent incidents from happening.