0690 Office of Emergency Services
Program Descriptions


Through the Emergency Management Services Program, the OES provides effective use of federal, state, and local resources, through the mutual aid system to jurisdictions whose resources and services are overextended in a disaster situation. Also, this program develops and coordinates a comprehensive state strategy related to an all-hazards approach that includes prevention, preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery consistent with the National Strategy on Homeland Security. Central to this effort is maintaining operational readiness at all levels of government. Within this program, the OES also trains emergency managers, responders, and state and local leaders in preparedness and response to all hazards.