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500 NW 6th Street, Dept 6
Grants Pass, OR 97526
Phone: 541-474-5300
Contact: Jessica Schwarz
Email: jschwarz@co.joseph. . .
Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00-5:00
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About Us
Primary Responsibilities
The primary responsibility of Emergency Management is to coordinate with various county agencies and departments for emergency planning, response, recovery and mitigation efforts. This is multijurisdictional in nature and we work jointly with local municipalities, surrounding county agencies, local residents and local businesses to ensure that best practices are established. We serve as a resource center to all who are in need of emergency preparation information.

Working with other Emergency Service Providers
Staff attends and participates in regular meetings with various agencies.  It is important to interact with these agencies for planning as well as coordinating purposes to provide for appropriate functions in the event of an emergency or disaster.

Department Organization
In Josephine County this position is funded as a half time Emergency Manager, half time Public Health Emergency Preparedness Coordinator. Emergency Management is on call 24-hours a day, seven days a week for emergency situations. Our facility includes an Emergency Coordination Center (ECC) and a small kitchen allows for an extended operation period, but we do not have sleeping quarters at the facility.




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