Emergency Management

WHAT IS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT?

THE OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT IN JEFFERSON PARISH is responsible for the coordination of those actions needed to protect the lives and property of its' residents when threatened from natural disasters, as well as man-made occurrences such as hazardous material incidents.

This coordination is possible through the development and constant updating of an Integrated Emergency Operating Plan that effectively combines all Parish Department Operations along with those of other service agencies during emergencies. Hazards analysis, mitigation efforts, preparedness, response and recovery procedures for all the potential hazards that could threaten Jefferson Parish are the year-round planning efforts performed and executed by the staff.

The Office of Emergency Management (formerly known as Civil Defense) operates from the Parish's Emergency Operating Center (EOC). It is the primary site for direction and control of emergency operations. The EOC linked with the 911 Communications Center, sheriff, police, fire, medical and all parish service departments work together to form the parish's emergency team. The City of Kenner's Emergency Management Team works closely with the Parish in times of emergency.

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS
Police-Fire-Medical Emergency
9-1-1
City of Kenner
468-7200
Jefferson Parish Emergency Management
349-5360
Southeast LA Red Cross Chapter
587-1500

Emergency Alert System