A safer future for the residents of St. Louis County through effective partnerships that are focused on saving lives and reducing the impact of disasters.
To work with the whole community to build, sustain and improve our capacity to mitigate, prepare, respond and recover from all hazards.
We operate from the Emergency Operations Center located within the Chief William Karabas Communications Building in Ohlendorf West Park in Ballwin.
This location also houses the Emergency Communications Commission and the St. Louis County Police Department's 911 Dispatching Center.
The staff coordinates and interacts with many public and private sector planning commissions and groups in order to be better prepared in the event of a disaster.
We works in concert with
It is our goal to ensure that the interests of residents of St. Louis County are well addressed.
County Emergency Operations Plan
In addition, an important function of the Office of Emergency Management is the maintenance of the:
Radio Communications in Emergencies
An extensive radio communications operation is a focal point of the Center. Its significance is at the forefront during times of local disaster when it is imperative to bring the needed resources together to face a common challenge.
Severe Weather Warning
Training is provided to the general public regarding severe weather and how best to identify their onset and the proper precautions in that event. The Emergency Communications Commission has a full-time staff assigned to maintain the integrity, operation, and maintenance of the county's 200 outdoor early warning sirens. Because the outdoor warning sirens are designed to be heard outside, we also recommend the use of weather radios in homes and business.
Local Emergency Planning Committee
In accordance with State law and County ordinance, the Office of Emergency Management coordinates all activities of the
St. Louis County Local Emergency Planning Committee
in training, planning and responding to hazardous materials issues and concerns, i.e. storage of chemicals, and the response to and recovery from chemical spills and releases.
The Office of Emergency Management works with the St. Louis County Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Team by providing training and funding for equipment purchases.
Emergency Management Year in Review
This report showcases our achievements as we continue to work toward our vision of a safer future for the residents of St. Louis County through effective partnerships that are focused on saving lives and reducing the impact of disasters. 2018 Year in Review
We interact with many governmental and non-governmental agencies to ensure a seamless integration during disaster responses.
Those associations include: