County Government
County Emergency Management
 
Anne Koontz
Director
Contact    
240 1st St. N.E.
P.O. Box 482
Primghar, Iowa 51245
Phone: 712-757-4305
Fax: 712-757-5445
 

Email: akoontz@obriencountysheriff.com

 
Anne Koontz, Director

Iowa Homeland Security &
Emergency Management

Overall Mission

To save lives and protect property by developing programs and emergency operation capabilities that mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from any emergency or disaster situation - whether it be caused by natural or manmade occurrences.

The County Emergency Management Agency is responsible for developing and maintaining an ongoing program of mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery.

The Agency serves the chief executives by working with the departments of local government and private sector organizations in the development of plans and capabilities responsive to those hazards which seriously threaten the jurisdiction.

The County Emergency Management Director serves as: a key leader in planning, coordinator of operations, chief of staff to the jurisdiction's executives during emergency response, community liaison to build the emergency program, and supporter of mitigation efforts.