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Emergency Management is a coordinated effort, involving local, state, and federal government agencies as well as volunteer organizations and businesses. Within an integrated emergency management framework, these entities assist citizens and their communities to prepare for, respond to, recover from, and eliminate or reduce the effects of natural, man-made, civil, and technological emergencies and disasters.
Iowa Code states that each county shall form an Emergency Management Commission and that the commission shall consist of a member of the Board of Supervisors, the Sheriff or the Sheriff's representative, and the mayor or the mayor's representative from each city within the county. The commission members are the operations liaison officers between their jurisdiction and the commission.
Further, Iowa Code states that the Commission shall appoint a Coordinator. The coordinator oversees the day-to-day activities of the office and fulfills the planning, training and exercise requirements outlined in Iowa Code. Despite the name of the office being "Dickinson County Emergency Management", the Coordinator reports directly to the Emergency Management Commission, and not to the Board of Supervisors.
Last Updated: Tuesday, 14 October 2014 Published: Tuesday, 14 October 2014
Dickinson County Emergency Management received word today from NOAA that its application to be a Weather Ready Nation Ambassador™ as been approved. The Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador™ initiative is the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) effort to formally recognize NOAA partners who are improving the nation’s readiness, responsiveness, and overall resilience against extreme weather, water, and climate events. As a WRN Ambassador, partners commit to working with NOAA and other Ambassadors to strengthen national resilience against extreme weather. In effect, the WRN Ambassador initiative helps unify the efforts across government, non-profits, academia, and private industry toward making the nation more ready, responsive, and resilient against extreme environmental hazards.Weather-Ready Nation (WRN) is a strategic outcome where society’s response should be equal to the risk from all extreme weather, water, and climate hazards.