City Emergency Management Agency

The City of St. Louis Emergency Management Agency (CEMA), a division of the Department of Public Safety, maintains an ongoing program of mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery

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Phone: (314) 444-5466
Media Inquires: (314) 696-9067

1915 Olive Street
Sixth Floor, CEMA Communications Center

Monday - Friday 8 AM to 5 PM Other hours as necessary.

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The mission of CEMA is to reduce the loss of life and property and to protect our whole community from all hazards by leading and supporting the city in a comprehensive, risk-based emergency management program of prevention, preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation.


Our vision is to ensure a more safe and resilient St. Louis, with the capabilities required across the whole community to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from the threats and hazards that pose the greatest risk to our great city.

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Gary Christmann
(314) 444-5466
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Agency Functions

  • Emergency operations planning
  • Emergency reporting of essential information to government offices
  • Resource Management
  • Training and Education

Emergency operations planning includes direction and control of emergency response activities, whether from an emergency operations center or a field location; communications capable of directing emergency response activity; and public information on relevant hazards.

Emergency reporting involves tracking and reporting use of resources and predicting future needs following federal, state and local emergency management laws.

Resource management includes maintaining contact with organizations and agencies capable of providing services, such as police, fire, and medical, as well as evacuation, shelter, utilities, and other resources that may be required to respond in an emergency.

Training and education involves providing information to public officials, emergency responders and the public regarding hazards, protection and response measures and emergency management concepts and skills. CEMA conducts regular training exercises to evaluate emergency management capabilities.

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Phone: (314) 444-5466
Media Inquires: (314) 696-9067

Monday - Friday 8 AM to 5 PM
Other hours as necessary.

1915 Olive Street , Sixth Floor, CEMA Communications Center
St. Louis, Missouri 63103

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