Emergency Management

Mission Statement:

To provide a comprehensive and integrated emergency management system that coordinates community resources to protect lives, property and the environment through mitigation preparedness, response and recovery from all natural and man-made hazards that may impact our county.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate Emergency Management activities for Roswell/Chaves County including Dexter, Hagerman and Lake Arthur
  • Maintain and update the county's Emergency Operations Plan, hazard Mitigation Plan and Hazards Vulnerability Analysis
  • Activate and staff the county Emergency Operations Center
  • Work with other county, city, town, departments, agencies and task force elements to develop a variety of related emergency plans, procedures and guidelines
  • Coordinate for local, state and federal government response and recovery operations during a major emergency or disaster
  • Maintain and operate the county's fixed-site and mobile Emergency Operations Center
  • Conduct community education in Chaves County to educate citizens of their ongoing role in preparing for emergencies through education, community outreach and training
  • Monitor severe weather watches, warnings and special statements issued by the National Weather Service and provide this information to other local government departments including public safety and public works agencies
  • Chair the Local Emergency Planning Committee
  • Provide assistance and support to all public safety agencies, government entities and private sector partners through planning, training and exercising
  • Coordinate resource support to tactical response units and on-scene Incident Commanders
  • Provide Continuity of Operations Planning, Information and Guidance
  • Administers Homeland Security Grant Distribution for Roswell, Chaves County, Dexter, Hagerman and Lake Arthur
  • Maintain outdoor warning sirens, which are checked the first Monday of the month at noon
  • Hazard Mitigation Plan Update