Emergency Management


Emergency Management protects communities by coordinating and integrating all activities necessary to build, sustain, and improve the capability to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from threatened or actual natural disasters, acts of terrorism, or other man-made disasters.

Emergency Management seeks to promote safer, less vulnerable communities with the capacity to cope with hazards and disasters.

We Add Value By:
  • Developing and maintaining required plans
  • Providing central coordination of all County government, volunteer and business entities
  • Acting as a resource for information and grant funding

Four Phases of Emergency Management

  • What activities can help avoid a disaster or minimize its impact?
  • What activities can enhance the abilities of individual, communities, and businesses to respond to a disaster?
  • What actions can be taken during and immediately after a disaster to prevent loss of life and property?
  • What efforts can help to return the community back to normal following a disaster?

Contact Us

Valerie Marasco
Emergency Management Director

Law Enforcement Center
143 Gunflint Trail
Grand Marais, MN 55604

Phone: 218.387.3059
Fax: 218.387.3043

Monday – Friday
8am – 4pm
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