1) Emergency Management is responsible for the operation of the
weather and emergency warning systems within the county.
2) Required to
develop and maintain a Local Emergency Operations Plan
(LEOP). This plan outlines the governmental response
to any given emergency situation.
3) Required to
develop and maintain a hazardous materials plan.
4) Responsible for
the formation and operation of a Local Emergency Operations
Committee (LEPC). The LEPC has two primary goals. It
prepares and implements the emergency response plan and it
also manages the paperwork submissions from industry and
their disclosure of hazardous materials stored by them.
Emergency Management keeps a record of what hazardous
materials a company stores and where they are stored.
5) Responsible for
obtaining and delivering information, equipment, training,
and funds to local government organizations from FEMA, US
Department of Justice, and the State Office of Emergency
Management was responsible for Pre-Disaster Mitigation Plan. This plan
was completed and submitted to FEMA. Pre-Disaster
Mitigation plan was approved by FEMA and Codington County
now qualifies for federal disaster programs and payments.
7) Required to
submit or forward grant applications for public projects to
the State Office of Emergency Management and FEMA. We also
have to submit requests for emergency disaster assistance.
responsible for obtaining grant monies from the Department
of Justice for Homeland Security and Hazardous Materials
equipment. We are currently equipping all first
responders in Codington County with equipment that will
protect them from exposure to hazardous materials and
weapons of mass destruction.
9) Designated as the
Wildland Fire Coordinator for Codington County.
10) Coordinates the
operation of and provides funding for Codington County's
Search and Dive Rescue Team.