Office of Emergency Management (OEM)

About the Office of Emergency Management (OEM)

The Douglas County Office of Emergency Management is the main hub for the coordination of disaster management and training; homeland security; emergency preparedness and education; multi-agency cooperation; and emergency medical and trauma system coordination within the county.

The Director of Emergency Management, Tim Johnson coordinates and facilitates incident management and emergency preparedness in Douglas County. He collaborates with private and public agencies, emergency response agencies and elected officials to effectively respond to incidents.

The OEM constantly monitors for emergency conditions and trains to respond effectively to a wide variety of natural and man-made disasters.

One component of OEM is the Emergency Operations Center (EOC), the centralized location of resources and information to support incident management.

The Incident Management Team is a group of specialists who work with the OEM to provide expertise during disasters.

The other components of the OEM are the wildfire hand crew team and all hazards mitigation team.

We rely on our generous and hardworking OEM volunteers to prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies.

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