The Prince George’s County Office of Emergency Management encourages all residents to prepare for any type of emergency or disaster. We are responsible for the coordination of the County’s response to natural and man-made disasters as well as the development and oversight of the County’s Emergency Management /Operational Plans. We work in collaboration with local, state and federal officials in all aspects of planning, resource and shelter management, emergency response and recovery activities. We hope that you will take advantage of the valuable information that we provide are able to provide valuable information on how to help stay safe and the steps that you can take now to be prepared.
The Prince George’s County Office of Emergency Management is pleased to offer the following services:
- Business Continuity Operations Plan
- Emergency Operations Center (EOC)
- LEPC – Local Emergency Planning Committee
- Community Outreach
Disasters and emergencies have the potential to occur at any time. Its impact may cause disruptions to government, businesses, schools, residents, roadways, personnel and resources. The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is responsible for providing programs and training that help save lives and reduce economic loss. Our level of commitment equips everyone with the plans and resources needed to ensure personal, family and community safety during times of crises. OEM takes the lead in providing all-hazards emergency management based community programs. Provided some of the training videos, training opportunities and useful documents. Our preparedness programmatic areas include:
Mitigation is the reduction or elimination of risk to people or property that can be impacted by disasters. Mitigation as defined by FEMA is taking action now - before the next disaster to reduce human and financial consequences later (analyzing risk, reducing risk, insuring against risk) – Without it, we jeopardize safety, financial security and self-reliance. Most mitigation methods are derived from lessons learned from previous incidents.
Link to FEMA Mitigation Resources Library
Continuity of Operations Planning, or COOP ensures that vital day to day mission essential services of government will continue by all agencies in the event of an emergency or disaster.Read More about the COOP for businesses.
If you are interested in obtaining information on Continuity of Operations Planning for Business, please contact the Office of Emergency Management at 301-780-8183.
Link to FEMA Emergency Management Guide for Business & Industry
Emergency Disaster Planning/Operations Plans
The Prince George’s County Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) outlines the collaborative efforts, operations and responsibilities of County agencies and Appointing Authorities before, during and after emergencies and disasters. In addition to providing operational procedures, the EOP is used to accelerate recovery operations after disasters occur. during and after emergency’s occur. and among County agencies that provide a foundation for handling
ADOBE OF COUNTY EOP
The Office of Emergency Management must maintain a state of readiness at all times. The Emergency Operational Center provides a continuity of operations and serves as a central command for coordinating preparedness and disaster management functions.