Our Mission...

"to protect the lives and property of all residents when major disasters threaten public safety in any part of Laclede County. The Laclede County Office Of Emergency Management responds to two types of disasters - natural and manmade. Natural disasters are major snow and/or ice storms, floods, tornadoes and/or severe weather, as well as the threat of a serious earthquake along Missouri's New Madrid Fault. Manmade disasters may include hazardous material incidents, nuclear power plant accidents and other radiological hazards. The Laclede County Office Of Emergency Management is also responsible for developing a County Emergency Operations Plan which coordinates the actions of Laclede County government departments and agencies in the event of any emergency requiring use of resources and personnel."