Pine County Homeland Security Emergency Management is a divison of the Pine County Sheriff's Office. Working in concert with the Minnesota State Department of Public Safety, Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Management to coordinate activites associated to disasters.
LINKS TO LOCAL INFORMATION FOR FLOODS, FIRES, WEATHER, ETC. AND HOW YOU CAN PREPARE YOUR FAMILY AND BUSINESS
There are four pinciples of Emergency Management. These are:
PREPAREDNESS: Preparing your family, community, and business for unknown events. Creating a Plan, Making a preparedness KIT, Getting involved with organizations or your community to help each other.
Risk assessments, public education, pre-disaster policies and agreements, communication sharing, training and disaster exercises are important factors.
MITIGATION: Training, equipment or actions that can help avoid a disaster or minimize its impact are mitigation activities. Other examples include building flood dikes, adopting wind resistant construction methods, storm shelters, Firewise property methods and building new warning systems.
RESPONSE: This involves the cooridination of all responding agencies and individuals intended to do the most good for the most people and reduce or prevent loss of life and property due to a disaster?
RECOVERY: What efforts can help to return the community back to normal following a disaster? Recovery efforts can include debris removal, rebuilding roads, returning people to their homes, etc.
Homeland Security is any act that intends to create fear or disrupt the safety or security of our County or Country.
These acts can be part of an organized terrorist group, an unorganized group, a person or group wanting to make a 'statement' or as a result of an act of vandalism or juvenile act.
All residents, visitors and guests of Pine County are urged to keep a watchful eye for any suspicious activity. Activity involving intentional fire starting, associated with pipelines, power lines, railroads, bridges, fresh and waste water treatment or similar shared resources.
Immediate Threats: Dial 911
Suspicious Activity needing investigation: Dial 320-629-8380
To report suspicious activity via the Tipline: Dial 866-629-8342