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Responsibilities of Crawford County EMA
The primary responsibility of the Emergency Management Agency and Office of Homeland
Security is to provide professional mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery services that
save lives, reduce injuries and economic loss, and enhance recovery from disasters. On a day-to-
day basis the EMA has the responsibility to:
Coordinate, update, and monitor the County 9-1-1 System.
Provide support and administration during hazardous materials incidents.
Serve as the emergency coordination and public information arm of the Crawford County Local
Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC).
Continue updating and developing the County Emergency Operations Plan (EOP).
Identify mitigation activities that lessen the effects of disaster on people and property.
Maintain the established written contract to provide Emergency Management Services to every
city, village and township in the county.
Plan, conduct, and critique exercises/mock disasters that test the EOP using a variety of hazards
Train responders, volunteers, elected officials, business and industry, schools, or anyone charged
with responsibility before, during and after a disaster.
Coordinate response and recovery activities during an emergency or disaster, either as a member
of the on-site incident command team or from a central location called an Emergency Operations
Serve as coordination point for federal disaster relief programs.
Locate, monitor and manage emergency resources.
Educate the public about actions to take before a disaster occurs, disseminate warnings
information and other critical information during a disaster and release information about recovery
activities after a disaster.