Emergency Management and Homeland Security
555 W. Cedar Avenue
Gladwin MI 48624
Brad Lower - Emergency Management Director
The Gladwin County Office of Emergency Management is
the local face of the Department of Homeland Security. It is the department within the Gladwin
County government that coordinates emergency and/or disaster activities within the county.
Responsibilities also include:
Gladwin County has an emergency management plan with contingencies for all
types of disaster including both man-made and natural. The plan is constantly revised and updated to make provision
for changes in the community and in the nature of potential threats.
- Mitigation - reducing exposure to and minimizing the impact of potential emergency conditions.
- Preparedness - planning responses and maintaining facilities and resources for dealing with emergency situations.
- Response - coordinating the efforts of all agencies and resources needed in an emergency or disaster.
- Recovery - securing and directing all governmental resources at every level to facilitate recovery.
The Emergency Management Director also makes sure the county meets all requirements of the Department of Homeland Security,
prepares grant applications, periodically inspects and tests equipment, conducts readiness drills and maintains contact with
first responder agencies throughout Gladwin County.