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Office of Emergency Management (OEM)

Office of Emergency Management (OEM)

Main Number : 303.660.7589

The Douglas County Office of Emergency Management is the main hub for the coordination of disaster management and training; homeland security; emergency preparedness and education; multi-agency cooperation; and emergency medical and trauma system coordination within the county.

The Director of Emergency Management, Debrah Schnackenberg coordinates and facilitates incident management and emergency preparedness in Douglas County. She collaborates with private and public agencies, emergency response agencies, and elected officials to effectively respond to incidents.

OEM is responsible for emergency documents and Board approved policies, including the County’s Disaster Preparedness guideaerial support for wildfires, fire restrictions, and coordinating animal shelters during an emergency.  They oversee the Wildland Fire Handcrew that specializes in remote wildland fires that engines cannot access. OEM also provides information on evacuation plansplanning and building an emergency kit, and more.

We rely on our generous and hardworking OEM volunteers to prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies.

Fire Restrictions
February 21, 2023 – NO fire restrictions are in place.