Division of Emergency Management
Statement of Services
The Division of Emergency Management staff is on call 24 hours a day for response to any emergency or disaster that may occur.
An outline of services are as follows:
1. Coordinate County's effort to safeguard life and property by preparing for and carrying out emergency operations.
2. Prevent, minimize, repair, and recover from injury and damage which may result from man-made or natural disaster.
3. Assist to maintain continuity of government under emergency conditions.
4. Works with the Delaware Homeland Security Terrorism Preparedness Working Group to manage the Homeland Security programs in Delaware, including establishing the State's strategic plans, the acquisition of equipment and services, and the required training and exercising needed to be prepared for the next attack on America.
5. Works in support of the DE Radiological Emergency Plan (REP), Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) in emergency operations during a radiological release that may affect Kent County.
6. Works with the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) in support of the Superfund Amendments Reauthorization Act (SARA Title III) in its emergency preparedness operations in time of a hazardous material release or spill from a fixed or mobile facility that may affect Kent County and its citizens. For more information on the Kent County LEPC please click on the following link: http://www2.state.de.us/serc/information/kclepc/kclepc.shtml
7. Compile and maintain records of inventories of facilities that produce, store, or sell hazardous materials in the county and to supply information to the first responders and to supply the SARA information to the citizens of the county upon request.
8. Continue to prepare for and participate in all drills, tabletop exercises, and full scale exercises in order to enhance the emergency preparedness of the Kent County Emergency Operations Center and its respondents.