Hours: 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday
Department head: Durk Dunham, Director
The mission of Emergency Management & Homeland Security is to lessen the effects of a disaster, both natural and man made. The Office of Emergency Management will coordinate and provide support to all agencies during the five phases of emergency management. This includes: Mitigation, Prevention, Preparedness, Response and Recovery. The Emergency Management mission includes identifying potential threats, decreasing vulnerabilities and increasing the capabilities to respond to an act of terrorism or other threats within Calhoun County.
The Calhoun County Office of Emergency Management is a member in good standing with the Michigan Department of State Police, District 5. Calhoun County is active in the Michigan Emergency Management Association (MEMA) and a participating member of the Michigan Emergency Management Assistance Compact (MEMAC). This is an agreement between Calhoun County and the Michigan Department of State Police Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division (EMHSD) to help ensure that Michigan can effectively respond to disasters and catastrophic events across jurisdictional boundaries.
The organization depends on many volunteers to sustain support during a large or small scale disaster. The organizations that are coordinated by the Office of Emergency Management include: the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) and the Local Planning Team (LPT).
The Office of Emergency Management is located within the Justice Complex in Battle Creek and is open Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. If you require emergency assistance outside of the normal business hours, please call 911.
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