Emergency Management

Emergency Management administers a countywide program that integrates partnerships on local, state and federal levels. This coordination and partnership follows the all-hazard approach through the Integrated Emergency Management System methodology framework for mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. Emergency Management works with a wide range of partners within Sherburne County and beyond including, but not limited to, law enforcement, fire services, emergency medical services, public health, public works, hospitals, government administrations, elected officials, volunteer organizations and private sector businesses.

Emergency Management Badge

Sherburne County Emergency Management Responsibilities

  • Maintain operational readiness of the county Emergency Operations Center (EOC); when activated emergency management staff will coordinate EOC activities.
  • Oversee the implementation of preparedness, mitigation and threat hazard planning efforts which ensure county departments, residents, visitors, businesses, and agencies, are placed in a high degree of preparedness.

  • Respond to emergency scenes when needed and assess necessary reaction levels and resources needed to assist in the management or response of a major incident.

  • Coordinate the county’s Radiological Emergency Preparedness (REP) activities with the state, Xcel Energy and other pertinent governmental bodies, companies and individuals to ensure program requirements.

  • System administration and oversight of the Sheriff's Office 800MHz ARMER radio communication system e.g., communications towers, mobile and portable radios, as well as outdoor warning sirens.

  • Obtain and properly report on grants used to bolster county core capabilities in prevention, protection, mitigation, response and recovery mission areas.

  • Remember for all emergencies, call 911.

    Minnesota Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM)
    National Weather Service Twin Cities Chanhassen forecast office