CEMA functions under the direction of Commissioner, Gary Christmann.
CEMA's function includes the following:
- 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.