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Program Description

  Emergency Management Planning, Response, and Recovery

The Emergency Management Planning, Response, and Recovery program represents the core programmatic activities of OEMHS. This program includes the planning, training, and exercising activities aimed at preparing County departments, non-profit partners, critical infrastructure, and County residents for large-scale emergencies. Major threats that this program addresses include, but are not limited to, cybersecurity, impacts from climate change, terrorism and other acts of violence, major storms, pandemics, and other large-scale events such as building fires. This program also includes the County Facility Emergency Action Plan and Continuity of Operations planning, employee training for emergency events, and other activities aimed at ensuring an effective countywide response to events impacting County government and residents. It also supports the Alert Montgomery system and associated emergency alerting, preparing, and operating the Emergency Operations Center (EOC), and administration of the Hazard Materials Permitting process.

Program Contacts

Contact Luke Hodgson of the Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security at 240.777.2469 or Vivian Ikoro of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2780 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY22Actual FY23Estimated FY24Target FY25Target FY26
Percent of County Facility Emergency Action Plans reviewed within 90 days of submission/contract100%100%100%100%100%
Percent of employees who have completed Employee Emergency Training or Workplace Violence Level20%23%24%25%26%
Percent of principal County departments and offices with a COOP plan score of 2.5 or higher61%63%65%67%69%
Percent of County residents subscribed to Alert Montgomery (by device) based on 2012 U.S. Census population of 1,004,709 123%29%31%32%33%
Percent of Emergency Management Accreditation standards met by the County 2100%100%100%100%100%
1  The actual FY23 and projected numbers are based on an updated population of 1,052,521.
2  OEMHS was reaccredited in Jan. 2022 and will be up for reaccreditation again in 2027. The department will have to meet the 2025 standards, which have not been released yet (2022 is the most current).

Program Budget Changes

FY25 Recommended ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY24 Approved221084213.54
Increase Cost: Mid-Year Creation of Program Specialist II Position1065541.00
Restore: One-time Lapse increase15000.00
Technical Adj: FTE Adjustment (General Fund to Grant Fund)00.24
Technical Adj: Grant Revenue Reconciliation-46540.00
Decrease Cost: Repair/Maintenance-245860.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.-187294-0.78
FY25 Recommended210236214.00