• By Albert Depew

Emergency Management Division

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  • PulsePoint

    Carson City and Douglas County offers the free PulsePoint mobile app that alerts CPR-trained bystanders if someone nearby is having a sudden cardiac arrest that may require CPR.

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    Carson City has instituted the CodeRED Emergency Notification System - an ultra high-speed telephone communication service for emergency notifications.

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  • Hazard Mitigation Plan

    This updated plan identifies on-going and new hazard mitigation actions intended to eliminate or reduce the effects of future disasters throughout the City.

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The mission of the Emergency Management Division is to continuously prepare the employees and citizens of the Consolidated Municipality of Carson City in methods to reduce the impact of a major emergency or disaster through education and training.                                                                  


The Emergency Management Division continuously reviews and revises the Carson City Emergency plan and Hazardous Materials Response Plan in accordance with SARA Title III. We are the formal liaison between the State Division of Emergency Management and Carson City. This division coordinates training sessions and disaster exercises for the purpose of readiness for the activation of an emergency operations center. Emergency Management Division personnel apply and manage grants to fund haz-mat operations and disaster preparedness.

Carson City participates in the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Nevada Department of Emergency Management (DEM) Emergency Management Assistance program. Participation in this program provides for DEM to reimburse Carson City up to 50% of the salary and administrative costs of the department's emergency management coordinator and secretary positions. In addition to supporting the federal and state program guidelines, the emergency management coordinator works actively as a team member of the fire department in pursuing the overall organizational goals.

The Carson City Fire Department's Emergency Management Division coordinates overall Carson City response to major disasters at the local level. The Emergency Management Division is responsible for assuring the city's readiness to respond to and recover from natural and man-made emergencies, and for assisting citizens in their emergency preparedness, response and recovery efforts. The Emergency Management Division maintains the Carson City Emergency Plan, which outlines the organizational structure for state management of the response to natural and man-made disasters, and assists citizens with emergency preparedness.  The major components of Emergency Management are preparedness, response, and assistance. 

Click on any of the subject areas below to get more information to assist your preparedness.  If you have comments, questions, or concerns we urge you to call us at 887-2210 or send us an email or use our online feedback form.  Thank you!

Emergency Management Links

Many organizations across the United States provide valuable information and services dealing with disaster preparedness and emergency management. Here are just a few of the many resources on the World Wide Web...links and links to links...on Emergency Management.

Earthquake Preparedness

So, you're interested in what you can do to prepare for an earthquake. We're not exactly on the San Andreas fault here in Carson Country, but we're too close for comfort. That's why it pays to be prepared and by checking into this page, you are at least curious!

Flood Preparedness

Welcome to our flood preparedness site. We want to ensure that you have the necessary information to help you prepare for the potentiality of a flood in the Carson City area. Floods can occur in any season, but the greatest threat is posed from rains and the melt off of mountain snow pack which can swell rivers and runoffs to capacity and beyond and wreak havoc.

Hazardous Materials

Welcome to our hazardous materials information page. Hazardous materials are a common and important part of our everyday life. When properly controlled, these materials are useful elements in business, industry, agriculture, and at home. Uncontrolled, they may present a hazard to health and safety, the environment, and property. Clicking on any of the following will provide you information on just about everything related to hazardous materials operations and management.

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