Emergency Management

Location: Calhoun County Sheriff's Office, 161 E Michigan Ave., Battle Creek, MI 49014
Phone: 269-969-6430
Fax: 269-969-6428
Hours: 7 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday-Friday
Department head: Lt. Chris Young, Director, cyoung@calhouncountymi.gov

MISSION STATEMENT

The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Management will ensure, through collaboration with county stakeholders, that the county is prepared to respond to, and recover from, all natural and man-made emergencies. This office will provide the leadership and support to reduce the loss of life and property through an all-hazards emergency management program of mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery throughout Calhoun County. 

VISION
Our vision is to assist governmental, volunteer, and private organizations develop effective plans, necessary resources, and training for variable and efficient disaster response.  We will maintain and improve our capability to successfully work together to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies and disasters.

CORE VALUES
Collaboration
Partnership
Continued improvement
Teamwork
Trust
Community focused


ASSOCIATIONS
The Calhoun County Office of Emergency Management is a member in good standing with the Michigan Department of State Police, District 5.  Calhoun County is active in the Michigan Emergency Management Association (MEMA) and a participating member of the Michigan Emergency Management Assistance Compact (MEMAC).  This is an agreement between Calhoun County and the Michigan Department of State Police Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division (EMHSD) to help ensure that Michigan can effectively respond to disasters and catastrophic events across jurisdictional boundaries.

SUPPORTIVE GROUPS
The organization depends on many volunteers to sustain support during a large or small scale disaster. The organizations that are coordinated by the Office of Emergency Management include: the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) and the Local Planning Team (LPT).

The Office of Emergency Management is located within the Justice Complex in Battle Creek and is open Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  If you require emergency assistance outside of the normal business hours, please call 911.