Mission StatementOur mission is to save lives, preserve property, and protect the environment from emergencies and disasters.We adhere to our mission by following four steps.
|Prevention||Identify events and conditions that threaten our community - like severe weather, hazardous chemical spills, and terrorism - and find ways to reduce the likelihood that these events will occur and minimize their harmful effects.|
|Preparation||Take steps to prepare citizens, businesses, and City responders for emergencies and disasters. This includes training, purchasing supplies and equipment, making contingency plans, and testing readiness.|
|Response||Coordinate a Citywide response to emergencies and disasters when they occur, and work with State, Regional, and Federal response partners to deal with the immediate consequences of the disaster.|
|Recovery||Lead efforts to restore the safety, stability, and economic vitality of individuals, families, businesses, and the community following a disaster.|