The mission of the Office of the Emergency Management is to utilize the City work force, outside governmental agencies, businesses, and the public in order to prepare for, respond to, recover from, and in some instances mitigate the results of natural, technical and man-made disaster events. The City’s primary first response effort includes the Police, Fire, and Utilities Department.
The CDC has valuable information regarding the Coronavirus COVID-19. Click on the link below for up to date information.
The following suggestions have been developed by the Red Cross in cooperation with Lawrence County Office of Emergency Management and the City of Bedford.
For additional preparedness information additional resources provided below.
American Red Cross
Department of Homeland Security
- Ready.gov shows how you and your family can prepare for an emergency by preparing, planning, and staying informed.
- Are You Ready? - Preparedness Guide is a complete guidebook on what the FEMA recommends to be ready for any potential disaster.
- Emergency Planning Guide (PDF 235.01 KB) (pdf) is a publication by FEMA about emergency planning and disaster supply kits.
- FEMA For Kids has information for children on how to prepare for an emergency and prevent disaster damage along with games, and stories.
- Disability Preparedness is a website with information to help people with and without disabilities prepare for an emergency. It provides information to family members of, and providers to, people with disabilities along with emergency planners and first responders.