City of Oklahoma City


Emergency Management

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 Lt. 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 Emergencies

  • Contingency Planning: Oversees planning efforts for natural and man-made hazards.

  • Public-Private Initiatives: OKC EM works with private business and non-profit, non-government and faith based organizations to accomplish preparedness, response, and recovery activities.

  • Training and Exercises: OKC EM conducts citywide preparedness exercises to test plans and response techniques and to identify areas for improvement.

Coordinating Emergency Response and Recovery

  • Incident Monitoring: OKC EM tracks local and national incidents affecting the City of Oklahoma City

  • Field Response: OKC EM responds to larger incidents to facilitate interagency communication, coordination, and resource requests, and to ensure agencies follow the incident command system (ICS).

  • Regional Multi-Agency Coordination Center (RMACC): During major emergencies and disasters, the RMACC is a central point for information coordination, resource requests, and decision making.

  • Recovery and Relief: Following an emergency, OKC EM works with government agencies and non-profit organizations to provide assistance and disaster relief.

Educating and Informing the Public

  • Safety Bulletins: 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 here, or 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




Oklahoma Dept. of Emergency Management


U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security

Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security

NOAA - National Weather Service

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U.S. Geological Survey

American Red Cross of Central Oklahoma

United Way

Heartline 211

Oklahoma City Storm Shelter Registry

Oklahoma City County Health Dept. (OCCHD)

OCCHD Emergency Response Program

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