The Emergency Program Manager has the responsibility for coordinating all the components of the emergency
management system in the jurisdiction. These components consist of fire and police, emergency, medical service,
public works, volunteers, and other groups contributing to the management of emergencies.
Andrew County Local Emergency Operations Plan
The payoff of lives saved and property preserved results from emergency forces doing the right thing at the right time. Experience in peacetime disasters has shown repeatedly that when emergency plans and procedures are known, exercised, and used by operating forces, reaction times are reduced, coordination is improved, and overall response and recovery measures are more effective and efficient.