The day to day role of Emergency Management is to prepare first responders, citizens, and businesses for a disaster. When disaster hits, Emergency Management coordinates emergency response agencies who work together to protect the lives and property of the citizens of Jackson County. Every disaster is a local event regardless of its size and Jackson County needs to prepare to accept primary responsibility for disaster response.
The Emergency Management office is located in the Human Services Building:
1715 Lansing Ave.
Jackson, MI. 49202
Office hours are Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Emergency assistance is always available by calling 911.
Four Phases of Emergency Management
This is the process of acquiring information and supplies to respond to an emergency or a disaster.
Homeland Security Grant funds are used to provide training, conduct exercises, and purchase equipment to prepare those who will be responding in a disaster.
It is easy to take for granted services like water, electricity, and phones, but in a disaster all of these may be unavailable. Everyone should be prepared to provide for themselves in their homes for three days before help arrives.
Businesses & Schools
Whether an event is natural, man made, or an act of terrorism, businesses and schools can be affected or may even be a target. Response plans are critical to protect our children and economy.