Josephine County Departments work with each other and with other local agencies to provide emergency response in times of inclement weather and/or natural disasters. The goal of the preparations is to be able to respond quickly and effectively to environmental crises and to keep the public informed about hazards in their community. Josephine County is committed to helping make families and communities safer from the ravages of natural hazards.
Josephine County Emergency Management is a division of the Sheriff’s Office, this page has many helpful links on local service responders and emergency informational web sites. The Public Works Department has established an Emergency Response Plan with other service responders.
No amount of community preparedness can replace the need for individual preparedness. Take time to download the Family Emergency Preparedness Handbook, this guide identifies steps you can take to minimize or prevent hazard impacts.
Another online resource for disaster preparedness is the Disaster Preparedness for Survival Handbook.
This link will take you to the Rogue Valley Council of Governments Disaster Registry. The Disaster Registry provides the names and locations of people who need special assistance to fire, police, health and rescue workers. Being in the Disaster Registry does not guarantee that you'll get help first in a disaster. There are so many needs during a disaster that our firefighters and police can't help everyone at once. But if your name is in the Disaster Registry, they will know if your need for special assistance. There is a online form on this site that residents can download, mail in and register.
Stay safe and start a family disaster plan of your own today.