Emergency Preparedness

In 1990, St. John Parish's Emergency Operations Center (EOC) was completed. The Center is staffed with three full time employees and Department Directors during emergencies. Housed in the EOC are the parish's Department of Public Safety, Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, Office of Fire Services, and the E 9-1-1 Communications Center. The Animal Shelter is also part of the Public Safety Department.

All emergency preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation activities are coordinated through this facility. State of the art technological systems are used. Computers, equipment, emergency plans are constantly being reviewed and upgraded.

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An overall, comprehensive, all-hazard emergency operations plan has been developed by St. John Parish and is continually reviewed and updated. The Plan was developed in accordance with FEMA, National Response Team, DOT, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, LA Emergency Assistance and Disaster Act 2003, and local ordinance.Weather READY logo

The parish works in conjunction with each individual industrial facility, the school system, hospitals, day cares and nursing homes to assure that site-specific plans are coordinated with the parish overall plan.