The Office of Emergency Management (OEM)
is a partnership between Maury County, Tennessee and the
Cities of Columbia, Mt. Pleasant and Spring Hill,
whose responsibility is to develop plans for dealing with
all types of catastrophic emergencies
and/or disasters and to coordinate agencies
to work together to save lives and property.

There are 7 phases that OEM operates under:

7Phases

Mitigation – reducing or lessening the effects of disasters through planning, legislation, etc.

Response — implementation of plans, warning systems, specialized equipment and training, etc.

Recovery — process of dealing with the aftermath of disasters

Detection – all measures available to recognize threats including specialized equipment and training

Prevention – deterrence of man-made or intentional acts through training and education, law enforcement efforts, etc.

Preparedness – planning and preparation including Maury County Emergency Operations and Hazard Mitigation Plans and training and education of the public and private sector

Protection – the ability to respond quickly and properly when threats materialize

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Site photos courtesy of Becky Arnott

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