Office of Emergency Management (OEM)

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The City of Sherwood OEM is responsible for the emergency preparedness and disaster planning, as well as coordinating efforts of multiple agencies during disaster response and recovery efforts. This office is also charged with the operation and maintenance of the City's Outdoor Warning System. Along with the emergency management functions, it is also responsible for the management of the City's state and federal disaster preparedness and Homeland Security Grants, including the CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) program.

Severe Weather Preparedness Guide for Persons With Special Medical Needs


Before the Disaster


There are several important things that can be done in order to reduce the effects of a disaster:
  • Make sure you have a support system in place.
  • Complete your personal individual assessment and prepare your individual disaster plan.
  • Gather the supplies you will need before, during, and after a disaster. Make sure the supplies are specific to your disability.
  • Make sure your residence is as safe as possible in the event of an emergency.