Help Oakland County update emergency plan

Press release

Oakland County residents and businesses can help the county update its emergency preparedness plan by attending a public meeting, County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announced Oct. 10.

A local meeting will be held Monday, Oct. 23, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., at Farmington Hills Fire Station No. 5, 31455 W. 11 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. 

“With the public’s involvement, we will work together to identify ways to improve our emergency preparedness,” Patterson said. “That is why we encourage residents and business owners to attend.”

Oakland County updates its hazard mitigation plans every five years to keep residents, businesses, and organizations well prepared and vigilant in compliance with federal requirements.

“Emergency preparedness planning helps to identify policies and actions that can be implemented over the long term to reduce risk and mitigate future losses,” said Thomas Hardesty, manager of Oakland County Homeland Security Division.