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Emergency Management Division

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Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office is now using an online service, called Nixle, to communicate with citizens.
Stay up-to-date on happenings in your neighborhood through email and text messages sent by the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office. Nixle is the first secure and identity-certified communication service that allows local, county and state law enforcement agencies to connect with local residents over cell phone, email and web. Click here to learn more.

Community Emergency Preparedness Workbook & Guidelines
Your Emergency Management Division is working closely with all levels of government and with several non-profit agencies to be ready in the event of any serious impact on the health, safety and welfare of the community.  Still, it is extremely important to take responsibility for the safety of your family and to prepare for all emergencies. Click here for complete information

Washtenaw County's Outdoor Warning Siren System
The Emergency Management Division is responsible for the activation of thirty-one designated outdoor warning sirens throughout Washtenaw County.   Except for scheduled testing, these sirens will be activated when significant severe weather has been detected (a tornado or a severe thunderstorm with damaging winds confirmed to be in excess of 70 MPH); when a hazardous materials accident occurs that requires immediate protective action by the public, or for other critical events such homeland security emergencies.  Click here for complete information


  • Large-scale emergency preparedness, planning, training, response and recovery services
  • Emergency Operations Center activation readiness and survivability
  • Pre-disaster public awareness campaigns for severe weather and technological accidents
  • Coordination of public information during crisis events
  • Supervision of severe weather training, tracking, reporting and warning systems
  • Hazardous environmental incident planning, investigation and enforcement
  • Management of the county's Enhanced 9-1-1 telephone system including Washtenaw Metro Dispatch operations
  • Implementation and management of Homeland Security projects
  • Financial management of Washtenaw County's HazMat Team
  • Emergency Medical Services Commission and Medical Control Board support
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Emergency Management
2201 Hogback Rd.
P.O. Box 8645
Ann Arbor, MI 48107-8645
Phone: 734-973-4900
Fax: 734-971-8690
Emergency: 734-994-2911
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