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Emergency Management


  • Provide citizens with important information about disaster preparation

  • Coordinate the development and update of the County’s Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) that addresses all natural or man-made hazards that may affect the citizens of Blue Earth County
  • Coordinate, develop, conduct, and evaluate various disaster exercises
  • Emergency Preparedness is a continuous cycle of preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery. Elected and appointed officials all have important roles in the EOP. Service and support agencies also play important roles. Emergency Preparedness brings these different backgrounds and roles together

Emergency Preparedness
Emergency Preparedness is normally a planning-oriented, behind the scenes type of operation as opposed to a very public response by police, fire, and emergency medical services. Emergency Preparedness personnel spend most of the time in the preparedness and recovery areas.


Chief Deputy Mike Maurer
Emergency Management Director
Ph:  (507) 304-4800

Brenda Olmscheid
Assistant Emergency Management Director
Ph: (507) 304-4806

Blue Earth County Justice Center
401 Carver Rd.
P.O. Box 228
Mankato, MN 56002-0228