Emergency Management


To promote the safety and well-being of Anoka County citizens through the coordination of the emergency management program with local, county, state and federal partners. This is done by maximizing capabilities and resources of the county in the areas of mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery.

Department Description

Emergency Management administers a countywide program in those areas that don't have a local emergency management organization and coordinates with the local jurisdictions who do. This coordination follows Integrated Emergency Management System (IEMS) methodology: Mitigation, Preparedness, Response, Recovery.

Emergency Management collaborates with a wide range of partners within Anoka County and beyond. This includes but is not limited to law enforcement, fire services, emergency medical services, public health, public works, hospitals, government administrations, elected officials, volunteer organizations and the private sector.

Coordination of the IEMS is done in compliance with local, State and Federal regulations. Emergency Management ensures countywide compliance with regulations, laws and policies.

Community Survey

Anoka County and our 21 communities are currently engaged in a planning update to become less vulnerable to disasters, and your participation is important to us. The Coalition and other participating jurisdictions are now updating the multi-jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan. The purpose of this Plan is to identify and assess our community’s hazard risks and determine how to best minimize or manage those risks. The final product will be a comprehensive update to the 2013 Hazard Mitigation Plan.

This survey questionnaire provides an opportunity for you to share your opinions and participate in the mitigation planning process. The information you provide will help us better understand your hazard concerns and can lead to mitigation activities that should help lessen the impact of future hazard events. The current hazard mitigation plan survey is available until May 1, 2019 https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/AnokaCoMitigation.

Although the plan enables the County and cities to be eligible for various assistance grants, the plan’s value really lies in the identification of hazards and helps emergency managers and residents better prepare for disasters.


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