Welcome to Emergency Management
Homeland Security in Goshen County
The Homeland Security Coordinator has a legal responsibility to organize the overall emergency response for Goshen County . We will develop and maintain an ongoing program/plan of mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery. The HSC will make certain that responsibility is assigned and action is taken without conflict or controversy in a major disaster or some minor emergencies. The HSC is mandated to help protect the public and their property in a natural or man-made disaster, terrorism, hazardous materials incident, fire or any other type of emergency.
The Homeland Security Coordinator works closely with other departments such as the fire dept., law enforcement, EMS , and public works. During an emergency, the coordinator coordinates the operations among these departments. The law enforcement, fire, and other emergency service agencies are independent. They have their own mandates; they have their own responsibilities to fulfill. In an emergency, however, all of these emergency responders must work together like a well oiled machine.
The task of Homeland Security is to organize resources that already exist. The coordinator must make certain that the components of the Homeland Security system know the threats to the jurisdiction, plan for emergencies, can operate effectively in an emergency, and conduct recovery operations after a disaster.
Teamwork is the key to effective Homeland Security. We all strive for the same goal, which is the safety of the public and the protection of their property.
Contact Goshen County Emergency Management - Shelly Kirchhefer
2125 East A Street P.O. Box 160
Torrington, Wyoming 82240
Office: (307) 532-7039
Fax: (307) 532-2154