Our Mission Statement The mission of the Eddy County Emergency Services Department is to provide a comprehensive and coordinated program that will enhance public safety and reduce the loss of lives and property.
Emergency management is the discipline of dealing with and avoiding risks.¹ It is a discipline that involves preparing for disaster before it happens, disaster response (e.g. emergency evacuation, quarantine, mass decontamination, etc.), as well as supporting and rebuilding society after natural or human-made disasters have occurred. In general, any Emergency Management is the continuous process by which all individuals, groups and communities manage hazards in an effort to avoid or ameliorate the impact of disasters resulting from the hazards. Actions taken depend in part on perceptions of risk of those exposed.² Effective emergency management relies on through integration of emergency plans at all levels of government and non-government involvement. Activities at each level (individual, group, community) affect the other levels.