Buffalo County
Emergency Manager
NOAA Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador

Buffalo County Emergency Management is now a NOAA Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador.

The Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador initiative is an effort to formally recognize NOAA partners who are improving the nation’s readiness against extreme weather, water, and climate events. As a Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador, your organization is committing to work with NOAA and other Ambassadors to strengthen national resilience against extreme weather.
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Mission Statement: To provide a prepared and capable emergency management program for Buffalo County through training, community education and preparedness by providing information and education to the general public, area emergency responders and volunteers.

Values Statement: Emergency Management is by function and byEmergency Manager Darrin Lewis law a cooperative effort on the part of all levels of government and the private sector. At the local level, Emergency Management is concerned with the protection and education of the public from the hazards and risks that affect them. The credibility of the program resides in the credibility of the program advocate. The Emergency Manager should exemplify the utility of the emergency management program.

The job of the Emergency manager is defined by law. It does however, have a moral basis. The emergency manager must balance the duties authorized and required by law with the moral obligation of the public employee to do everything possible to protect and preserve the safety of citizens in the city and county.

Emergency Management expresses a strong commitment to provide interagency cooperation and coordination of activities relating to mitigation of, prevention of, preparedness for, response to, and recovery from disasters and emergencies.

The Emergency Manager's office is located in the Law Enforcement Center, 2025 Avenue A in Kearney, Buffalo County, Nebraska.

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