Emergency Management

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The Williams County Emergency Management Department 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.

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The goal of Emergency Management is a resilient community that withstands all hazards, adapts quickly to disruptions, and returns to normal day-to-day life as soon as possible. 


To 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.


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

Focus of Williams County Emergency Management

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 DEM 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 technologies become available, they will be assessed and incorporated into the Williams County emergency management strategy. DEM will utilize existing technologies to ensure the emergency management initiatives are efficient and effective.


206 East Broadway
Williston, ND 58801

Mailing Address:
PO Box 2047
Williston, ND 58802-2047


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