Preparedness is one of the largest components of emergency management. As a function this is all the action we can take to prepare ourselves for any number of threats or hazards we may face in our local communities.  

Preparedness is a partnership between people who live and work in the community as well as local government.  As residents it is important to take action such as developing emergency plans for home, work, and in the car.  As local government we focus on developing emergency plans, training personnel, and conducting drills and exercises to test our plans to best ensure they are complete and ready for use when emergencies happen.