Emergency Management

Emergency Management Director: Dona Greiner
Deputy Emergency Management Director: Krista Hartman

20 SE Second St
Ortonville, MN 56278

Phone: (320) 839-6379

Em.Mgmt@co.big-stone.mn.us


The Big Stone County Emergency Management Office is responsible for four basic phases involved in a disaster. Mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery.

  • Mitigation refers to the precautions taken to prevent disasters or lessen the harmful effects of unavoidable disasters.
  • Preparedness is planning and training for potential disaster’s and emergencies.
  • Response includes all those actions taken to lessen the impact of an actual disaster or emergency.
  • Recovery involves actions taken to return communities and their citizenry to their pre-disaster state, including measures to enhance future disaster preparedness.