DISASTER. It strikes anytime, anywhere. It takes many forms -- hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, floods, fire, hazardous materials spill, an act of nature or an act of terrorism. It can build over days or weeks, or hit suddenly without warning. Every year, millions of Americans face disasters and its terrifying consequences. In our community, the primary hazards we face are severe weather and hazardous materials incidents.
The primary mission of Pittsburg County Emergency Management is to reduce the loss of life and property and protect our community from all hazards, including natural disasters, acts of terrorism and other man-made disasters by leading the unincorporated areas of Pittsburg County in a risk-based, comprehensive emergency management system of preparedness, protection, response, recovery, and mitigation.