The mission of Kenner's Emergency Management Department is to coordinate emergency preparedness functions across all municipal agencies and to provide timely and relevant information to government officials and the public on dealing with hazards and disasters.
The Emergency Management Department works closely with:
- Kenner Police and Fire Departments
- Jefferson Parish Department of Emergency Management
- Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP)
- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
- A host of other regional response and recovery partners
On a day-to-day basis, an Office of Emergency Management (OEM) performs administrative and planning functions, working with our police, fire, public works, public information, and other municipal departments, as well as parish agencies, on initiatives that support government continuity, hazard awareness, and individual preparedness.
The Office works year-round with City administrators, elected officials, community leaders, faith-based organizations, business groups, and non-governmental organizations in order to develop close working relationships that enhance community resiliency.
During major storms or other crises, the City activates its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to direct activities of municipal departments and coordinate with parish, state, and federal agencies.