Emergency Management

LOCATION: 625 Timberwolf Parkway, Kalispell

To save lives, prevent injury, and protect property and the environment by taking reasonable and affordable measures to mitigate, prepare for, respond to and recovery from disasters.

The Emergency Management Division of the Flathead County Office of Emergency Services (OES) is responsible for the planning, coordination, and implementation of all emergency management and Homeland Security related activities for Flathead County, MT. Other responsibilities include coordination of activities for the County's Emergency Operations Center (EOC). The EOC, when activated, is a central location where representatives of local government and private sector agencies convene during disaster situations to make decisions, set priorities and coordinate resources for response and recovery. In addition, this Division coordinates the Northwest Montana Type III Incident Management Team which is available locally and within the region to assist local governments with management of all hazard type III incidents.

Red Cross Ready Rating Program
Did you know that 93 percent of parents agree it's important for their child's school emergency preparedness efforts to be recognized by the American Red Cross? The American Red Cross Ready RatingTM Program is a free, self-paced program designed to help businesses, organizations and schools become better prepared for emergencies. For more information, click here.

Are You Ready?
The U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security has a citizen preparedness website called Ready.gov that includes a variety of disaster preparedness information. You can also request a copy of Are You Ready? A Guide to Citizen Preparedness, a 101-page all-hazards preparedness book by calling 1-800-480-2520.

Ready, Set, View
The Emergency management Division offers several informational videos that can help residents and visitors be better prepared for any type of emergency. Select a title to watch the video on the FEMA website:

Help After a Disaster
Recovery is defined as: The return to normal conditions; the process of restoring a community to normal following a major disaster. Activities traditionally associated with providing Federal supplemental disaster recovery assistance under a Presidential major disaster declaration. These activities usually begin within days after the event and continue after the response activities cease. Check out "After the Disaster" on the left for links to web pages hosted by various federal agencies with programs to help you recover from disasters.

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National Weather Service - Storm Ready InciWeb - Incident Information System

Emergency Management

Department Details:

625 Timberwolf Parkway
Kalispell, MT 59901
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P (406) 758-5504

Brian Heino
(406) 758-5585

OES Manager
Rick Sacca
(406) 758-5504

Monday - Friday
8:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.