About Steele County Emergency Management

Mass Casualty DrillWelcome to the Steele County Emergency Management Portal.

This valuable online resource also provides both static and dynamic safety information to the public to help you prepare for an emergency. Static information is delivered to help educate the public to increase hazard awareness. In the event of a major event, the Emergency & Risk Management Department will utilize this site to relay up-to-date safety information in real time.

The website was designed with the primary goal of providing Emergency Operation Center Officials with real time access to the ever changing Emergency Operations Plan. Accurate and up to date information is crucial before, during, and after local and national emergencies. Emergency Management officials are issued a unique username and password to gain access to the secured information area.

Steele County Emergency & Risk Management takes a systematic approach where each arrow represents one phase of a comprehensive process:

  • Mitigation — Actions involve lasting, often permanent, reduction of exposure to, probability of, or potential loss from hazard events.
  • Prevention — Actions involve taking preventive measures from human hazards to provide more permanent protection from disasters; however, not all disasters can be prevented. The risk of loss of life and injury can be limited with environmental planning and design standards.
  • Preparedness — Since emergencies often evolve rapidly, preparedness involves planning for emergency actions and securing the resources to support them.
  • Response — When an incident occurs, response represents the time-sensitive actions to save lives and property.
  • Recovery — After the initial response, recovery is the effort to restore infrastructure and the social and economic life of a community to normal.

There is not beginning or end to the process. Mitigation, Prevention and Preparedness are ongoing efforts to identify hazards and prepare for them. Response and Recovery actions are the result of an event occurring. The recovery process includes identifying and implementing mitigation actions as part of the preparation for the next event.

Steele County Emergency & Risk Management and Social Media

Steele County Emergency & Risk Management provides information using social media such as facebook and twitter. In addition to this website we will use social media to provide emergency management information to residents. To access our account you can simply click on the facebook or twitter icon on this website.

Updated 10-Feb-2020