Office of Emergency Management
The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is responsible for coordinating the preparedness for any major emergency or disaster affecting the city of Las Vegas. More specifically, the OEM is responsible for:
- Developing, revising and exercising Las Vegas' emergency plan and related plans in coordination with other city departments and allied agencies.
- Managing the city's emergency operations center (EOC) to provide a coordinated response to disasters and other emergencies.
- Planning, conducting and coordinating disaster preparedness exercises for city personnel and allied agencies.
- Developing and maintaining mutual aid agreements with other municipalities and other governmental entities in the state.
- Serving as the city's liaison to other agencies relative to emergency preparedness matters, including the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Nevada Division of Emergency Management and the countywide multi-jurisdictional local emergency planning committee.
The Office of Emergency Management also works closely with the city's Office of Communications to ensure vital information is communicated to the public as quickly as possible. Emergency information is disseminated in a variety of ways including:
- Activation of the Emergency Alert System (EAS).
- Televised broadcasts on the city's government access television station KCLV Channel 2.
- Recorded messages on the emergency telephone line 38ALERT (382-5378).
- Emergency press releases through the print and broadcast media and continuous postings on the city's emergency Web site - http://www.lvalert.com/.
The OEM is dedicated to upholding emergency management standards in the areas of preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery in order to save lives and protect property during a major emergency or disaster. For more information, contact the Las Vegas Office of Emergency Management at (702) 229-6501.