Emergency Management and Homeland Security (OEMHS)


Percent of Emergency Management Accreditation standards met by the County
  • Develop and manage the County's Homeland Security Strategy
  • Develop and update the County Emergency Operations Plan and the County Hazardous Mitigation Plan
  • Develop, coordinate and manage State and Federal emergency management and homeland security grants
  • Coordinate community preparedness programs
  • Facilitate the integration of policies and procedures on homeland security to promote multi-disciplinary Operational Plans
  • Coordinate the County's homeland security plans and grant funds with State, regional, local, County and municipal partners
  • Draft Memorandum of Understandings to support partnerships with Response and Recovery Partners

Available capacity for overnight shelter

Percentage of plans that have gone through the training and exercise process
Percent of National Incident Management Systems (NIMS) requirements met by the County
Percent of Principal County Departments and Offices with a COOP plan score of 2.5 or higher
Percentage of employees who have completed Employee Emergency Training or Workplace Violence Level


Percent of Emergency Alerts sent within 20 minutes of information received by the OEMHS between 9-5 M-F (for severe thunderstorm warnings and tornado warnings)
  • Manage the Emergency Operation Center, its system and Standard Operating Procedures
  • Conduct exercises with County leadership and the Emergency Management Group annually
  • Promote training on plans and systems supporting County response and recovery activities
  • Manage the interdepartmental governance of the Public Safety Communications Center (PSCC) and the Alternate Public Safety Communications Center (APSCC)
  • Coordinate the County's homeland security and emergency preparedness programs with Federal, State, regional, local County and municipal agencies
  • Manage the County Local Emergency Planning Committee
  • Manage and support the County Hazardous Material Permitting Program
  • Manage the County Remedial Action Program
  • Maintain County Emergency Notification Systems

Percent of Emergency Management Operations Center systems tested for reliability within required time frame
Percent of County residents subscribed to Alert Montgomery (by device) based on 2012 U.S. Census population estimate of 1,004,709

Percentage of the County's 19 municipalities participating in Federal Emergency Management Agency's National Flood Insurance Program

Percentage of Homeland Security Grants spent to 90%

Percentage of County Facility Emergency Action Plans reviewed within 90 days of submission/contract