Public Safety

Overview


This agency is responsible for developing plans and programs to cope with any type of natural or man-made disaster to befall Washington County. Included in these plans are a county-wide disaster plan, a vulnerability analysis, 53 plans, and 67 municipal plans, 66 off-site response plans for facilities with "extremely hazardous substances", a hazardous material risk assessment, a program of extreme measures and community recovery program. The agency is also designed and equipped to coordinate emergency response for homeland security.