Mission StatementTo establish, coordinate, provide services, and maintain local emergency management activities and intergovernmental, private, and volunteer partnerships to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from all disasters that may impact Woodbury County, its communities and citizens. To provide training, planning, response, technical and administrative support to local departments and emergency response units of the designated entities specific to emergencies and disasters.
It is the responsibility of the governments, agencies, and organizations of Woodbury County and its communities to protect life and property from the effects of natural and technological hazards. It is also the responsibility to use a consistent and uniform incident management system to prepare for, respond to, and recover from these hazards.
Regardless of scale or complexity, Woodbury County and its communities will utilize the processes, protocols, and procedures established through the National Incident Management System. That system standardizes incident management for all hazards across all levels of government and is based on the Incident Command System and the Unified Command System for command and management of emergency responses.