Emergency Management

Martin County Emergency Management is a division of the Martin County Sheriff's Office.  The Emergency Management Director is Ben Johnson.  This division exists to assist the residents, employers, schools, and other organizations within Martin County prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters and large-scale emergencies of all kinds.  

Martin County Emergency Management is responsible for the following:

  • Maintain a usable Emergency Operations Plan (EOP)
  • Encourage and facilitate interagency cooperation and coordination
  • Maintain and operate and effective Emergency Operations Center (EOC)
  • Disseminate warning information to the public, emergency responders, schools, governmental agencies, local businesses, and organizations
  • Actively promote school, governmental, and citizen disaster preparedness and self-sufficiency through public education programs
  • When needed, respond to disaster/emergency incidents to assist emergency response agencies with incident coordination, assist communications, obtain outside resources, and maintain government.

Martin County Emergency Management operates under the direction of the Sheriff.  During disaster/emergency events, the Emergency Management Director is responsible for activating and staffing the county Emergency Operations Center (EOC). The role of the EOC is to assist emergency responders in coordinating the response activities, allocating resources, and facilitating recovery efforts.  Questions and/or concerns regarding Martin County Emergency Management can be directed to Director Ben Johnson by phone 507-238-3193, or by email.

During times of disasters emergency response teams are under a very high demand and their resources may be very limited. It is up to you to ensure that you and your family are prepared for these unfortunate situations. By not preparing yourself, you are counting on others to take care of you while those resources are stretched very thin. Each person should be prepared for self-sufficiency for up to seven (7) days.

Self-Preparedness Helpful Links:
The following links are helpful internet sites that can assist you in developing an effective preparedness plan for you and your family.

National Weather Service - Chanhassen
Ready America
Road Conditions


Emergency Warning and Notifications:
Martin County uses the following means of disseminating warning and notifications to the public:
Television Radio Other
KEYC Channel 12 Mankato KFMC - 106.5 FM NWS NOAH Weather Radios
  KSUM - 1370 AM  

Other Helpful Links: