To protect the lives, environment, and property of City of Frederick residents, visitors, and City employees from emergencies and disasters by leading and coordinating the City's emergency preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery efforts.
The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is responsible for developing and maintaining multiple emergency preparedness plans and coordinating activities for the mitigation against, preparedness for, response to, and recovery from major emergencies or disasters. OEM plays a critical role in public safety and in the security and emergency preparedness for City facilities and buildings.
What We Do
- Develops and maintains the City's Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) and related annexes.
- OEM is responsible for the design, development, and the facilitation of training and exercises to test emergency plans and procedures.
- OEM promotes preparedness initiatives to improve family emergency planning; business continuity of operations; and disaster resilience and recovery.
- Serve as the liaison to Frederick County, regional, state, federal, volunteer, and private partners in order to prepare for, effectively respond to and quickly recover from emergency events.
- Oversee the City's security camera program and is responsible the management and maintenance of all City security cameras.
- Oversee the daily security operations for City buildings/facilities and is responsible for the preparation and implementation of security policies, procedures, and devices.