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About Office of Emergency Management

The Anne Arundel County Office of Emergency Management coordinates resources and facilitates the response and recovery efforts of local, state, federal and private agencies in emergencies and is charged with:
  • Developing and maintaining a Comprehensive Emergency Management Program for all-hazards
  • Coordinating Emergency Planning with county, state, federal and private agencies to protect life, property and the environment from the effects of natural and manmade disasters (View the 2010 update of the County Emergency Operations Plan)
  • Mitigating the impact of hazards (View the 2012 update of the County All Hazard Mitigation Plan and submit comments now!)
  • Preparing the community for disasters and terrorism
  • Responding to emergencies when they occur
  • Establishing recovery systems to return the county and its residents to a normal state as soon as possible

OEM Staff:

DirectorJ. Kevin Aftung
Emergency Management SpecialistPhillip Whitelock
Emergency Management PlannerChrissy Cornwell
UASI PlannerKatie Starr
UASI PlannerKristopher Tracey
Assistant to the DirectorDenise Rogers
Training and Exercise CoordinatorJames Tully
Public Outreach CoordinatorJim Krempel
Secretary Tristin Ziegenhein
Office of Emergency
Kevin Aftung
Office of Emergency Management Director


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