Emergency Management

The Charlevoix County Emergency Management plans and coordinates with all public safety agencies as well as non-governmental organizations to provide for the safety of every resident, employee, and visitor in Charlevoix County. As it is never known when a disaster may strike, an Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) has been developed and is ready to initiate and direct the plan in the event of a full-scale area emergency.

In addition to the EOP,  conducting regular surveillance, testing plans, practice drills, and review of emergency policies and procedures, is an on-going responsibility of this Department. Charlevoix County Emergency Management works closely with Emergency Coordinators of the Region 7 Homeland Security Planning Board, Michigan Emergency Management Association (MEMA), and other Emergency Preparedness committees, as well as community partners, to ensure a coordinated, effective response to any regional emergency disaster or event.