EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT - CIVIL DEFENSE

Contact Information


Location

Teton County Law Enforcement Center
230 North Main Street
Driggs, ID   83422

Mailing
230 North Main Street
Driggs, ID   83422

Other
208-354-2703 (phone)
gadams@co.teton.id.us

Hours
Monday - Friday: 9 - 5

 

Services


  • Mitigate, prepare, respond, and recover from any disaster or emergency that can happen to the community.
  • Act as a liaison between all local response agencies, the County Commissioners, citizens, and State and Federal response agencies.
  • Advise local government officials in disaster situations and notify them of the occurrence of disaster situations.
  • Manage and coordinate Emergency Operations Center (EOC) functions and activities during emergencies.
  • Maintain all County emergency plans such as the Emergency Operations Plan (EOP).
  • Catalog and maintain mutual aid agreements.
  • Know and maintain familiarity with all neighboring jurisdictions' emergency procedures, response assets, and personnel.
  • Oversee the Local Emergency Planning Committee and its meetings.
  • Oversee all Homeland Security Grants and be the Point of Contact (POC) for other preparedness grants.
  • Provide for the coordination and dissemination of warnings and emergency public information.
  • Monitor known hazards for changes that adversely affect the community and environment.
  • Coordinate emergency preparedness training with local agencies, neighboring agencies, and citizens.
  • Update and file Tier II notices accordingly.
  • Coordinate resources during a disaster.
  • Work closely with, and encourage participation from all possible response agencies such as the American Red Cross, the Civil Air Patrol, Citizen Corps and others.
  • Assist other counties in emergency services areas.
  • Hold a disaster exercise at least annually.
  • Develop new emergency management programs and/or enhance existing programs.
  • Stay abreast of new technology.
  • Stay informed of all requirements and recommendations concerning emergency management.
  • Maintain and increase skills by attending training courses.
  • Prepare our citizens by conducting outreach programs, such as public awareness campaigns or presentations.
  • Test and maintain emergency equipment.
  • Oversee the Armory Building administration and budget.


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