Office of Emergency Management "OEM"
OEM has many responsibilities as can be seen all over Lea County. You may see us on an emergency scene, assisting our local, state, and federal partners, working operations at local events or at your local fire station assisting with annual pump testing, hose, and ladder testing.
OEM participates in public education events for schools or non-profits and work closely with Lea County Health Council, Lea County Emergency Preparedness Committee, and the Lea County Fire Chiefs' Advisory Board to better prepare our community for disasters and emergency response.
OEM collaborates with other agencies and local stakeholders to develop a more versatile, hardened, and advanced infrastructure that supports our community during emergencies and improved the lives of our citizens.
Emergency management is a coordinated effort, involving local, state, and federal agencies as well as volunteer organizations. These organizations assist the public and communities to prepare for, respond, and recover from the effects of natural, civil, and technological emergencies and disasters. The primary goal of emergency management is to promote awareness, prevent injuries, save lives, and reduce property damage in our community.
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