Frequently Asked Questions regarding Emergency Management
Emergency Management is a governmental based agency based at the local, state, and federal levels. Emergency Management specializes in Hazard Mitigation, Emergency Preparedness, Disaster Response & Recovery.
Not everywhere. Some jurisdictions do run their programs through the local law enforcement but a majority are self supporting agencies.
Depending on the area, the Emergency Management Agencies serve as the Homeland Security contacts for the counties and are the liaison between the State Emergency Management Agency and the local responders.
NIMS (National Incident Management System) is a derivative of a Homeland Security Presidential Directive stating that all responders would manage incidents with a consistent and flexible system.
You can contact the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency via www.nema.ne.gov
Yes, by Nebraska statute each county must have an Emergency Manager. Some counties share an Emergency Manager and have made up Regional agencies
In many jurisdictions they do respond to many different types of emergency incidents. Hazardous Materials would be the most common event outside of a Severe Weather event but many respond to fires,and medical emergencies as well. There are some Emergency Managers that will respond only to an EOC and standby for support services without going to a scene of the incident.
EOC stands for Emergency Operations Center. An EOC is usually an area set aside for use by Emergency Management and subordinates during a disaster to conduct business regarding the disaster, conduct emergency communications, information area for elected officials and a place for the media to receive information when available.