BIG STONE COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
Mailing Address: 20 2nd Street SE. Ortonville, MN 56278
Physical Address: 843 O'Neill Street. Ortonville, MN 56278
Phone: (320) 839-6379
Director: Dona Greiner Deputy Director: Valerie Seifert
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.