Emergency Management

Mission Statement:

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 is: 

  1. Comprehensive — emergency managers consider and take into account all hazards, all phases, all stakeholders and all impacts relevant to disasters.
  2.  Progressive — emergency managers anticipate future disasters and take preventive and preparatory measures to build disaster-resistant and disaster-resilient communities. 
  3. Risk-Driven — emergency managers use sound risk management principles (hazard identification, risk analysis, and impact analysis) in assigning priorities and resources.
  4.  Integrated — emergency managers ensure unity of effort among all levels of government and all elements of a community. 
  5. Collaborative — emergency managers create and sustain broad and sincere relationships among individuals and organizations to encourage trust, advocate a team atmosphere, build consensus, and facilitate communication.
  6.  Coordinated — emergency managers synchronize the activities of all relevant stakeholders to achieve a common purpose. 
  7. Flexible — emergency managers use creative and innovative approaches in solving disaster challenges. 
  8. Professional — emergency managers value a science and knowledge-based approach based on education, training, experience, ethical practice, public stewardship and continuous improvement.

Emergency management seeks to promote a safer, less vulnerable community with the capacity to cope with hazards and disasters.

For Additional Information about The Corona-virus / COVID-19 (Click Here) or locate the Quick Links tab. 

The Emergency Manager is having regular meetings with the community leaders team to discuss the operations plan and to keep current with updates on the COVID-19 virus.

For more information please click the link. Nevada Health Response COVID-19 Risk Mitigation Initiative. 

For All Emergencies Call 911

Related Documents

Immediate Emergencies Call - 911


Emergency Manager:

Brett North 

For questions and inquiries call 

Office: 775-293-6500 

For After Hours Emergencies Only Call

Cell: 775-293-0418 or 911

Email: bnorth@whitepinecountynv.gov

Emergency Manager Assistant:

Tabatha Hamilton

Office: 775-293-6594 

Email: thamilton@whitepinecountynv.gov

Hours and Location:

Emergency Operations Center

1150 North McGill Hwy. Ely, NV. 89301

Monday - Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Except Holidays