Minneapolis Office of Emergency Management

The Office of Emergency Management’s mission is to build, sustain and improve our community’s capability to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to and recover from threatened or actual disasters, whether natural or man-made and acts of terrorism. This mission, in turn, serves the City Goals of "Living Well: Minneapolis is safe and livable …" and "A City that works: City Government that runs well and connects to the community it serves."

The City’s emergency readiness planning efforts focus on all hazards: weather-related disasters, terrorism, and disease outbreaks. Emergency preparedness requires strong partnerships with other local, state and federal agencies. While these partnerships are essential to ensuring that we have the resources we need to handle such an emergency, it is important to realize that all of us – our residents, businesses and nonprofit agencies – play a part in being prepared and vigilant.

This site will provide you with resources that will keep you both informed and prepared if we are faced with an emergency situation. Here is some basic information that you and your family can use to prepare for an emergency:

How You Can Help

Become a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) member: The CERT program
educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact our community. This valuable course is offered by the City of Minneapolis and is designed to help you protect yourself, your family, your neighbors and your neighborhood in an emergency situation.

Give blood. Blood donations are needed year around. Please call the Memorial Blood Centers of Minnesota or the American Red Cross in advance to schedule a time for your blood donation.

Make a Donation. The American Red Cross helps people free of charge when an emergency or disaster devastates a community. Click here for more information on how to make a donation to this effort.

And don’t forget those closer to home. Many organizations locally continue to serve those in need who live in our community during good times and during emergencies. Please seek out your local organizations and donate generously. Here is a list of some established agencies:

Personal Preparedness

FBI Tip Line

Have a tip or information you regarding suspicious or terrorist activity? Contact the FBI tip line

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Last updated Mar 31, 2015