CHOUTEAU COUNTY DES

What is Disaster Emergency Services and Emergency Management?


Emergency Management is the organized analysis, planning, decision making and assignment of available resources to mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from the effects of all hazards. The goal of emergency management is to save lives, prevent injuries, protect property, and the environment if an emergency occurs.



CONTACT US


                Deb Gessaman

                DES/EMS Coordinator

                Phone: (406) 622-3027

                  dgessaman@hotmail.com

                Kellie Butler

                Deputy DES/Mapping & Addressing Coordinator

                Phone: (406) 622-3022

                kelliebutler328@gmail.com




Links


FEMA

READY.GOV

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE-NOAA 

STATE OF MONTANA 

MONTANA ROAD REPORT 

What does Chouteau County DES and EMS do?


  • Emergency Operations Planning for all hazards
      Natural hazards such as: floods, wild land fires, storms, tornadoes, earthquakes, and drought.
    Other disasters such as: mass casualty incidents, terrorism, civil disorder, hazardous materials accidents, and public health incidents.
  • Performing risk analysis to help develop disaster resistant communities and fulfill the functions of homeland security.
  • Coordination of the enhanced 9-1-1 program, including rural addressing, mapping, road signage and telephone/address database management.
  • Coordination of the pre-hospital emergency medical services planning, training and county wide mutual aid response. One of the main components of this function is the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) courses and support for the county quick response units (QRU's).
  • Coordination of the Local Emergency Planning Committee – which is comprised of representatives from law enforcement, fire, ambulances, hospitals, search & rescue, government, industry, and the public.



  • What is PANS?


    PANS - PUBLIC ALERT NOTIFICATION SYSTEM


    When you sign up for PANS you will receive Emergency Notifications via cellular voice/text and email if you choose. Never miss an emergency notification again.


    PANS - CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP

    IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY CALL (406) 622-5451 OR 9-1-1