The Laclede County Office Of Emergency Management

OEM Director: Randy Rowe

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Our Mission

To protect the lives and property of all residents when major disasters threaten public safety in any part of Laclede County. The Laclede County Office Of Emergency Management responds to two types of disasters – natural and man-made. Natural disasters are major snow and/or ice storms, floods, tornadoes and/or severe weather, as well as the threat of a serious earthquake along Missouri’s New Madrid Fault. Man-made disasters may include hazardous material incidents, nuclear power plant accidents and other radiological hazards. The Laclede County Office Of Emergency Management is also responsible for developing a County Emergency Operations Plan which coordinates the actions of Laclede County government departments and agencies in the event of any emergency requiring use of resources and personnel.

Smoke detectors Save Lives!

Most home fire fatalities occur at night while people are asleep. If a fire occurs in your home, your chances of survival are increased by 50% if smoke detectors are present and working.

What do I do? 

There are 2 things that you need to do:

1) Purchase, install, and maintain smoke detectors in your home.

2) Develop and practice a home escape plan with your family

With winter approaching fast everyone be careful with your fireplace and space heaters. Be prepared for the slick roads they will be upon us before you know it. So stay safe.

Everyone watch out for the school buses and the kids crossing the roads. Slow down and be careful.