It has been determined that the FIRE DANGER RATING in Williams County is "LOW" today, therefore a "BURN BAN" is "NOT" in effect.
          
It has been determined that the FIRE DANGER RATING in Williams County is "LOW" today, therefore a "BURN BAN" is "NOT" in effect.
Departments
Emergency Management
Profile

The Williams County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) works before, during, and after emergencies to minimize impacts on the community. Our work depends upon coordination with others in emergency response, government, the private sector, and community stakeholders to advocate for planning, response, recovery, and mitigation.


Goal

The goal of OEM is a resilient community that withstands all hazards, adapt quickly to disruptions and return to normal day to day life as soon as possible. 

 

Mission

Provide a resilient emergency management structure dedicated to the safety and welfare of the public through the preservation of life, health, property, and the environment.

 

Vision

To be recognized as a model emergency management program, providing comprehensive whole community approach to preparedness, prevention, response, recovery and mitigation activities.  

 

Williams County Emergency Management Focus?

1.  Develop and all hazards approach for mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery.   Adopting the all hazard approach in our training, planning, and exercising will greatly enhance Williams County's ability to respond and recover from a disaster event.

2. Enhance capabilities through planning, training, and exercising. Williams County OEM will provide planning, training, and exercise assistance to city and county departments and stakeholders responsible for prevention, mitigation, response, and recovery.

3. Address sustainability consideration in all projects.   During all planning efforts sustainability of the program must be taken into consideration.  The factoring in of sustainability will ensure that planning efforts can be maintained or upgraded as necessary. Planning efforts will need to reflect changes with local, state, and nation requirements pertaining to standards and fiscal constraints.     

4. Utilize new technologies. As new technology becomes available, they will be assessed and incorporated into the Williams County emergency management strategy. OEM will utilize existing technologies to ensure the emergency management initiatives are efficient and effective. ?