Countywide Emergency Preparedness
Emergency Operations Plan
Provides guidance for how emergency operations will be managed during a disaster with countywide impact or significance. It is intended to assist key county officials and emergency organizations in carrying out their responsibilities for the protection of life and property under a wide range of emergency conditions.
Recognizes the natural, human, and technological hazards that are possible in Otter Tail County, and seeks to identify methods to eliminate their threat or reduce their impact on the people, property, economies, and natural resources of Otter Tail County.
A guide to be used in times of emergency to keep county government operational and able to continue providing services to Otter Tail County residents, clients, communities, and employees. It is also guides county government reconstitution following a disaster.
Outdoor Warning Sirens
There are currently 27 sirens located in communities throughout Otter Tail County, which are purchased, owned, and maintained by the local jurisdiction. Not all cities/townships have sirens.) It is statewide policy that all outdoor warning sirens are tested on the first Wednesday of the month, at least March through October.
It is Otter Tail County policy that the Sheriff's Office will notify effected communities when a tornado warning or severe weather warning has been issued for a portion of, or all of Otter Tail County. If the notification is life threatening, outdoor warning sirens may be activated.
This group of 30+ multi-discipline and multi-agency representatives from throughout Otter Tail County provides ongoing support and advice to the Emergency Management Program, with the goal to:
- Assure collaborative and coordinated city, county, and other partner planning for responding to emergencies.
- Identify and supplement resources available to address incidents.
- Communicate updates on requirements of various agencies involved in emergency response.
|| Emergency Medical Services
| Animal Care
|| Faith Community
|| Human Services
| City Administration
|| Fire Service
|| Law Enforcement
| County Administration
|| Fuel Industry
| Debris Management
|| Funeral Home/Mortuary
|| Public Health
|| Gas Utility
| Electric Utility
|| Hazardous Materials