Emergency Management

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At Douglas County, we understand the importance of safety and preparedness in the face of emergencies. Douglas County Emergency Management is committed to safeguarding our community and ensuring its resilience during challenging times. Explore the various facets of our emergency management services and learn how you can become better prepared for any unforeseen event.


Douglas County Emergency Management serves as the backbone of disaster and emergency response and preparedness in our county. Douglas County Emergency Manager Emily Ring is dedicated to coordinating resources, planning for emergencies, and educating the public on how to stay safe.


Our mission is to protect and enhance the quality of life for our community by effectively managing and coordinating resources before, during, and after emergencies and disasters. We strive to minimize the impact of disasters on our residents and support their recovery efforts.


Douglas County Emergency Management provides a range of services to support our community in times of crisis, including:

  • Emergency Response Coordination: We work closely with first responders, government agencies, and community organizations to ensure a coordinated and effective response during emergencies.
  • Public Education and Outreach: We offer educational resources, workshops, and training programs to help individuals, families, and businesses prepare for disasters.
  • Emergency Planning and Preparedness: Our team assists in developing emergency plans for businesses, schools, and government entities, ensuring that they are well-prepared for any crisis.
  • Resource Management: We manage and allocate resources such as personnel, equipment, and supplies to respond effectively to emergencies.

Emergency Preparedness

Prepare for the Unexpected! Emergencies can happen at any time and often when least expected. Being prepared is the key to ensuring the safety and well-being of your family, loved ones, and yourself. Here are some essential steps to take in your emergency preparedness journey:

1. Create a Family Emergency Plan: Develop a clear and comprehensive family emergency plan that outlines how you will communicate and where you will meet in case of separation during an emergency.

2. Build an Emergency Kit: Assemble a well-stocked emergency kit that includes essential supplies such as food, water, medications, first aid items, flashlights, and batteries. Don't forget to include items for your pets as well.

3. Stay Informed: Stay informed about potential hazards and emergencies in your area. Sign up for emergency alerts and monitor local news and weather updates regularly. You can sign up for emergency alerts HERE.

4. Evacuation Planning: Know your evacuation routes and destinations in case you need to leave your home. Make sure your vehicle is in good working condition and keep your gas tank filled.

5. Community Involvement: Engage with your local community and participate in emergency preparedness events and training. Join or establish a neighborhood watch or emergency response team.


For more information on emergency preparedness, upcoming events, or to get in touch with Emergency Manager Emily Ring, please contact:

Phone: (541) 440-6025
Email: emily.ring@douglascountyor.gov 

Join us in building a safer, more resilient Douglas County. Together, we can face any challenge that comes our way with strength, unity, and preparedness.