Emergency Management

Emergency Management
City of Marshall Emergency Manager: Jim Marshall, Director of Public Safety/Chief of Police.
The City of Marshall has three other individuals who are certified in Emergency Management: Alex Peterson, Jasmine DeSmet and Jason Kopitski.

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What is Emergency Management?
The process and activities of preventing, mitigation the effects of, protecting against, responding to, and recovering from all threats and hazards. MN State Statute: 12.03 (Definition).

  • Mitigation: Identify hazards and activities to prevent/lessen the impact of a disaster on lives and property.
  • Preparedness: Assist individuals and communities take steps to be ready for a disaster.
  • Response: Support and coordinate local agency emergency response activities.
  • Recovery: Work to restore public services and return the community to normal.
Examples of Emergencies/Disasters:

  • Blizzard
  • Tornado
  • Fire
  • Flood
  • Pipeline Leak
  • Train Derailment
  • Hazardous Material Spill/Release
  • Disease Outbreak
  • Motor Vehicle Accident
What functions does the EM perform when there is either a man-made or natural disaster?
  • The Emergency Management Director coordinates the response to an emergency and ensures that the response to an emergency is running as safely and efficiently as possible by coordinating the allocation and use of resources. The director works hand-in-hand with Law Enforcement, Fire, Public Health, EMS, Environmental Services and volunteer agencies like Red Cross and Salvation Army to make sure that the Disaster Response is as effective as possible.
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Department of Homeland Security
Homeland Security and Emergency Management
American Red Cross
Minnesota Department of Health
Ready Minnesota