Emergency Management

About Us 

The Grand Traverse County Emergency Management Department plans and coordinates with all public safety agencies as well as non-governmental organizations to provide for the safety of every resident, employee, and visitor in Grand Traverse County through regular surveillance, testing plans, practice drills and review of emergency policies and procedures. 

​Emergency Operation Plan 

Our professional team has developed an Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) and stands ready to initiate and direct the plan in the event of a full-scale area emergency.


  • Emergency Coordinators of the Region 7 Homeland Security Planning Board
  • Michigan Emergency Management Association (MEMA)
  • Emergency Preparedness committees 
  • Community partners

Community Reminder

During an emergency, Community Notifications will be conducted utilizing the CodeRED mass notification system. Additionally, WTCM 103.5/93.5 FM and 580 AM are the designated Emergency Alert System representatives for North West Michigan including all of Grand Traverse County and the City of Traverse City.

If there is a major emergency, or a Local State of Emergency is declared, then important information will be provided by tuning radios to 103.5/93.5 FM or 580 AM.