Emergency Management

Responsibilities
The Office of Emergency Management is responsible for coordinating the City of Chickasha's Emergency Operations Program.

The department oversees the development and maintenance of the Emergency Operations Plan along with the operation of the Emergency Operations Center and the development and training of the response personnel.

The Emergency Management Director is a volunteer position with the City of Chickasha and is appointed by the Mayor and City Council.

Severe Weather Shelter
The City of Chickasha does not have Public Shelters that will be opened during severe weather.

Please make sure that you have planned in advance for what you and your family will do in the event of severe weather.

Identify Your Safest Place
Before an emergency strikes, take time to identify your safest place at home, at work, and at school.

Many people have survived strong tornadoes in a closet or small interior room without windows. Usually the safest place will be on the lowest floor. If you live in a mobile home, identify the nearest sturdy building - it is not safe to remain in a mobile home during a storm.

Safe Rooms

One of the best ways to prepare for survival in Tornado Alley is to build or install a Safe Room in your home or workplace. The local emergency manager or homebuilders association will have information about Safe Rooms. Plan how to get to your safest place, and train your family with drills at least once a year. You can register a Safe Room online.