Emergency Management

Emergency Management Vision, Mission & Principles

Boone County Emergency Management

Boone County Emergency Management is the department of local government for Boone County including the Cities of Florence, Union and Walton charged with developing and maintaining the comprehensive emergency management program intended to reduce vulnerability to hazards and enable the community to cope with significant emergencies and disasters.

Comprehensive Emergency Management Program

The comprehensive emergency management program includes our many partners who share you the citizen as our common customer. Our collective efforts include the mitigation of, preparedness for, response to, and recovery from threats to public safety from all hazards. Examples of such hazards include; severe weather, earthquakes, chemical, biological, and radiological hazardous material incidents, public health emergencies, civil disorder, acts of terrorism, explosions, power failure, aircraft and other transportation related emergencies, mass casualty incidents, as well as any other threats to the health and safety of the public.


Boone County Emergency Management seeks to promote a safer, less vulnerable community with the capacity and resilience to cope with hazards and disasters.


Boone County Emergency Management protects the community by coordinating and integrating all activities necessary to build, sustain and improve the capability of the comprehensive emergency management program to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to and recover from all threatened or actual hazards. 


Boone County Emergency Management will be:

  1. Comprehensive – consider and take into account all hazards, all phases, all stakeholders and all impacts relevant to disasters.
  2. Progressive – anticipate future emergencies and disasters and take preventive and preparatory measures to build a disaster-resistant and disaster-resilient community.
  3. Risk-driven – use sound risk management principles (hazard identification, risk analysis, and impact analysis) in assigning priorities and resources.
  4. Integrated – ensure unity of effort among all levels of government and all elements of the community including, public safety, non-governmental organizations and the private sector.
  5. Collaborative – create and sustain broad and sincere relationships among individuals and organizations to encourage trust, advocate a team atmosphere, build consensus, and facilitate communication.
  6. Coordinated – synchronize the activities of all relevant stakeholders to achieve a common purpose.
  7. Flexible – use creative and innovative approaches in solving challenges.
  8. Professional – value a science and knowledge-based approach based on education, training, experience, ethical practice, public stewardship and continuous improvement.


4 th

largest county



42 mi

of riverfront