Emergency Management

Bayfield County Emergency Management Duties

Bayfield County Emergency Management utilizes planning, training, and coordination to continually develop the mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery capabilities of the county's cities, towns, tribe, and village. 

These four-phases of emergency management are intended to identify and coordinate available resources to deal with emergencies effectively, thereby saving lives, avoiding injury, and minimizing economic loss.


  • Prevent an emergency
  • Reduce the chance of an emergency occurring
  • Reduce the damaging effects of unavoidable hazards


  • Develop plans to ensure an effective, efficient response
  • Take steps to minimize damage
  • Recruit and train personnel
  • Equip and staff the Emergency Operations Center


  • Provide emergency assistance to casualties
  • Provide search and rescue
  • Provide mass care and shelter
  • Provide medical care
  • Reduce secondary damage


  • Return to normal after an emergency
  • Redevelopment grants and loans
  • Legal assistance
  • Community planning

Additional Information

FEMA accepted Bayfield County's mitigation plan (PDF) for the county and local jurisdictions.