The City of Oklahoma City Office of
Emergency Management (OKC EM) plans and prepares for emergencies, educates
the public about preparedness, coordinates emergency response and recovery,
and collects and disseminates emergency information.
Oklahoma City Police Sgt. Frank Barnes
is the Emergency Manager for the City of Oklahoma City. The unit is
also staffed by a police officer serving as the Police Liaison, and a fire
fighter serving as the Fire Liaison.
Preparing the City for
Contingency Planning: Oversees planning efforts for natural and
Initiatives: OKC EM works with private business and
non-profit, non-government and faith based organizations to accomplish
preparedness, response, and recovery activities.
Exercises: OKC EM conducts citywide preparedness
exercises to test plans and response techniques and to identify areas for
Emergency Response and Recovery
Incident Monitoring: OKC EM tracks local and national incidents
affecting the City of Oklahoma City
OKC EM responds to larger incidents to facilitate interagency
communication, coordination, and resource requests, and to ensure agencies
follow the incident command system (ICS).
Multi-Agency Coordination Center (RMACC): During major
emergencies and disasters, the RMACC is a central point for information coordination,
resource requests, and decision making.
Relief: Following an emergency, OKC EM works with
government agencies and non-profit organizations to provide assistance and
Informing the Public
Use these safety bulletins to assist you in preparing for and dealing with natural disasters or threats.
Public Information: During an emergency, OKC EM works with the
public information offices of the City of Oklahoma City, the Oklahoma City
Police Department and the Oklahoma City Fire Department to provide
unified, accurate and timely messages to the public.
Contact OKC EM
OKC EM appreciates your comments and
suggestions. You can contact us via e-mail by clicking
by phone at 405.605.8200. You can also send correspondence to:
Oklahoma City Emergency Management
4600 N. Martin Luther King Ave.
OKC, OK 73111