Steuben County Emergency Management
The Steuben County Emergency Management Agency was established by the Steuben County Commissioners, in accordance with the laws of the State of Indiana, including I.C. 10-4-1-10, for the purpose of emergency preparedness and coordination of disaster response.
The Steuben County Emergency Management Agency exists to serve the citizens of Steuben County through effective planning, response, and mitigation of natural and man-made disasters. Working together through public education, community engagement, and public-private partnerships, we make Steuben County more resilient when it comes to disaster response and recovery.
This is accomplished through the four phases of emergency management:
- Mitigation - Continually identifying hazards in Steuben County by using an all-hazards approach in an effort to manage the hazards to reduce its impact during a disaster.
- Preparedness - By working closely with our first responders, elected officials, public health officials, local businesses and industries to help develop and update emergency operations and business continuity plans.
- Response - By connecting our first responders to the extra resources they may need during major emergencies.
- Recovery - By connecting local communities involved in a disaster to state, federal and local resources that can help rebuild and restore it back to its normal day-to-day operations.
?It is the mission of Steuben County Emergency Management “to promote and support readiness, build community resilience, and protect the lives, property, and environment of Steuben County by using an all-hazards approach to mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery for disasters and emergencies.”