Emergency Management

Responsibilities


The Office of Emergency Management is responsible for coordinating the City of Chickasha's Emergency Operations Program.

The department oversees the development and maintenance of the Emergency Operations Plan along with the operation of the Emergency Operations Center and the development and training of the response personnel.

The Emergency Management Director works under the direction of the Fire Chief and is a full time paid position.  

Severe Weather Shelter


The City of Chickasha does not have Public Shelters that will be opened during severe weather.

Please make sure that you have planned in advance for what you and your family will do in the event of severe weather.

Identify Your Safest Place


Before an emergency strikes, take time to identify your safest place at home, at work, and at school.

Many people have survived strong tornadoes in a closet or small interior room without windows. Usually the safest place will be on the lowest floor. If you live in a mobile home, identify the nearest sturdy building - it is not safe to remain in a mobile home during a storm.


Safe Rooms


One of the best ways to prepare for survival in Tornado Alley is to build or install a Safe Room in your home or workplace. The local emergency manager or home-builders association will have information about Safe Rooms. Plan how to get to your safest place, and train your family with drills at least once a year. You can register a Safe Room online.