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OEM Sections

The Office of Emergency Management is comprised of three sections: Planning, Training and Exercise, and Community Outreach.



The Planning Section develops, plans for, and coordinates emergency response and recovery efforts for the County to ensure that all plans are consistent with Federal and State statutory requirements and existing policies.


Training and Exercise

The Training and Exercise Section maintains and facilitates a comprehensive training program for the Office of Emergency Management and its partnering agencies. The Training and Exercise Section works with participating County, State, local, and non-governmental agencies to coordinate regular trainings and exercises to develop the necessary knowledge, skills, and capabilities to effectively prepare for, mitigate, respond to, and recover from potential emergencies and disasters that may affect Anne Arundel County citizens, businesses, and visitors.  


Community Outreach

The Community Outreach Section coordinates all-hazards awareness and emergency preparedness education for County citizens, community organizations, public and private schools, small businesses, and faith-based organizations. This increases the number of County citizens who:

  • Understand which hazards exist and what disasters are more likely to occur in the County
  • Are better prepared as individuals, families, and communities to handle incidents and disasters
  • Help mitigate potential disaster damage
  • Participate in community resilience and disaster volunteer activities

Outreach opportunities available to the public:


Community Preparedness Presentations

Any organization in Anne Arundel County can schedule an Emergency Preparedness presentation by clicking here, calling the Office of Emergency Management at 410-222-0600, or sending an email to [email protected].  


Emergency Preparedness Activities

The Community Outreach Section coordinates Emergency Preparedness displays and information booths at events across the County. Look for our booth to learn more about preparing for emergencies and pick-up preparedness materials for you and your family.


Volunteer Opportunities

The Community Outreach Section also manages volunteers to improve coordination, recruitment, and efficient disaster contingency use of volunteer groups. If you are interested in volunteering to help your community or the County in a disaster, please click here.

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