Emergency Management

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

OFFICE HOURS:
By appointment

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.