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Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division

Special Announcements:

Palisades Nuclear Power Plant will conduct quarterly testing of the Public Warning System sirens on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. Testing will occur between 8am and 5pm ET.


That day, all 61 sirens within the plant’s 10-mile Emergency Preparedness Zone will be activated individually to visually verify performance. This testing is conducted on a quarterly basis and is in addition to scheduled monthly testing that occurs at noon on the second Saturday of every month.

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



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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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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