Emergency Management & Homeland Security
In Ramsey County, both emergency management and homeland security are coordinated in a comprehensive program under the Ramsey County Emergency Management and Homeland Security department (RCEMHS). RCEMHS works with our local municipalities, neighboring counties in the metro region, private and non-profit organizations and state and federal partners to better prepare for, respond to and recover from incidents ranging from tornadoes to terrorism.
In addition to coordinating and supporting our partner agencies, Ramsey County Emergency Management is committed to the preparedness of our whole community. This includes working with community groups and leaders, businesses and individuals across the diversity of Ramsey County to enhance our combined disaster resiliency from the ground up.
Ramsey County's Emergency Management program was nationally-accredited by the Emergency Management Accreditation Program in 2017.