Deputy Emergency Management Director: Krista Hartman
20 SE Second St
Ortonville, MN 56278
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.