Spotter Activation Statement
Grassland Fire Danger
Emergency Management is a coordinated effort, involving local, state, and federal government agencies as well as volunteer organizations and businesses. Within an integrated emergency management framework, these entities assist citizens and their communities to prepare for, respond to, recover from, and eliminate or reduce the effects of natural, man-made, civil, and technological emergencies and disasters.
Iowa Code states that each county shall form an Emergency Management Commission and that the commission shall consist of a member of the Board of Supervisors, the Sheriff or the Sheriff's representative, and the mayor or the mayor's representative from each city within the county. The commission members are the operations liaison officers between their jurisdiction and the commission.
Further, Iowa Code states that the Commission shall appoint a Coordinator. The coordinator oversees the day-to-day activities of the office and fulfills the planning, training and exercise requirements outlined in Iowa Code. Despite the name of the office being "Dickinson County Emergency Management", the Coordinator reports directly to the Emergency Management Commission, and not to the Board of Supervisors.