The Emergency Management department is responsible for reducing the effects of disasters before they occur. This is done through identifying threats and hazards, and planning for and coordinating the operations and response needed during a disaster. We manage resources and coordinate any recovery efforts following a disaster, as well as providing public information. We work with numerous local, volunteer, state, and federal organizations on an ongoing basis. We provide:
- Effective and orderly governmental coordination of emergency operations during emergencies
- Development and maintenance of the County's Emergency Operations Plan (EOP)
- Coordination of emergency management activities, services, and programs within Golden Valley County, including:
- Teaching people how to prepare for a disaster
- Helping prepare first responders
- Request for disaster assistance available to our communities, businesses, and individuals following a disaster
- Training and emergency simulations
- Liaison to the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services (NDDES) and other local emergency management agencies and organizations
Golden Valley County and the cities of Golva, Beach, and Sentinel Butte are preparing a plan to help reduce the impacts of hazards and disasters. This plan makes us eligible for funding if there is a disaster in the County, and it helps us be better prepared to meet the challenges such emergencies bring.
Please answer the following questions to help us understand what you think are the biggest concerns about hazards: Golden Valley County Hazard Planning Survey
Click here to see the Golden Valley County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan.