Emergency Management

1030 1st St N
Carrington North Dakota 58421

The current Foster County Emergency Manager is Jess Earl.
Regular Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. - closed from 12:00 - 1:00

As the Emergency Management she performs the following duties:

Provides a countywide system for effective mitigation, preparation for, response to, and recovery from, manmade or natural disasters.

Prepares and maintains a plan which provides for:

  • Alerting and informing the public
  • Assessing the situation
  • Activating volunteers
  • Supporting emergency response
  • Restoration and recovery

Emergency management has an important role in both emergencies and non-emergencies. During an event, emergency management is the coordinating entity between emergency responders, the state agencies, and federal agencies to ensure that resources are where they are most needed. Keeping the public informed on impending events by sending out code reds and keeping up a social media presence, and what to do post event, activating volunteers, and monitoring the situation are other duties that may occur before, during, and after an event.

 Pre/post disaster, the role during non-emergencies is rather extensive. There are grants that the federal government offers that can be applied for depending on the criteria, there is public assistance post event that needs to be managed, and mitigation planning to reduce the impact a disaster has on a community.

Grants that Foster County is currently working on include: Outdoor warning sirens under the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (FEMA), updating the Multi-Hazard Mitigation that is due October of 2015 in order to be eligible for federal funds, this is also under the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program through FEMA. Foster County has applied for several grants under the Department of Homeland Security for emergency responders.

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