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Department of Emergency Management

 Special Announcements:

August 27, 2015 – Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) will conduct separate tests on each of the 70 early warning sirens near the Cook Nuclear Plant during the weeks of August 31, September 7 and September 14.  Testing is expected to take place in various locations Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. during the three-week testing period. Testing will not take place on Labor Day, Monday, September 7.

This testing involves sounding each siren individually three to four times for about 30 seconds to obtain readings and make adjustments to ensure proper coverage and reliability.

The regular first Saturday of the month test at 1:00 p.m. where all sirens are simultaneously sounded for approximately one minute will take place on September 5.

 For up to date emergency information, tune into local radio and television stations.

        


Mission

To establish a comprehensive, all-hazards approach to incident management for the whole community of the County of Berrien and to prevent, mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies, disasters, and threats to our homeland.

Emergency Management in Berrien County is a comprehensive approach involving a range of public and private agencies including local police, fire and EMS agencies, the Michigan State Police Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, and the National Weather Service. Other agencies involved with emergency management include the American Red Cross, local and state health departments, educators and amateur radio operators.

Emergency preparedness is the responsibility of every citizen. Therefore, county residents and businesses should develop a basic plan to help ensure their safety during these situations.

Berrien County Emergency Preparedness Guide 
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BCSD
919 Port Street
St. Joseph, MI 49085
(269) 983-7141
BCSD Niles Substation
1205 N. Front Street
Niles, MI 49120
(269) 684-5274
BCSD Watervliet Twp Substation
4959 M 140
Watervliet, MI 49098
(269) 463-5495
Deputies may be on patrol
Four Winds Substation
19279 Kinst Road
New Buffalo, MI 49117
(269) 756-9571 ext. 7603
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