Emergency Management

Emergency Management
Emergency Management can be defined as: 

"the preparation for and the carrying out of all emergency functions necessary to prevent, prepare for, respond to, recover from, and mitigate emergencies and disasters caused by all natural, technological, or human-caused hazards. Its’ overarching goals are to save lives, prevent injuries, protect property, and protect the environment." 

Several entities make up the structure of Emergency Management in the United States.

Federal Level
FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) is the primary agency .

State Level
HSEM (Homeland Security and Emergency Management)

County Level
Rice County Emergency Management

Local Level
City of Faribault
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Emergency Management Functions
Fire Chief Dustin Dienst is the Director of Emergency Management for the City of Faribault.  

  • Planning
    • Blue Collar Festival Emergency Action Plan
    • Continuity of Operations (COOP) Plan
    • Coordinate Jurisdictional Response to Emergencies and Disasters
    • Develop and Implement Public Warning System 
    • Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Management
    • Faribault Armed Forces Reserve Center Sheltering Agreement
    • Flood Plan
    • Heritage Days Festival Emergency Action Plan
    • Milestone Senior Living Emergency Action Plan
    • Mobile Home Park Severe Weather Shelter Agreements
    • Multi-Hazard Plan
    • Mutual Aid Agreements
    • Rice County Fair Emergency Action Plan (Collaboration with Rice County Emergency Management)
    • Serves as Liaison with other Emergency Management Agencies (County, State, and Federal)
    • Special Needs Population (Advisory Committee)
    • StormReady Community Program
Emergency Management Resources
The following organizations are partners in emergency management.  See our Quick Links to visit their websites and learn more.

Emergency Management Maps