If a local disaster were to occur, the City
of Farmington Hills is ready. By City Ordinance and Michigan law,
we are required to maintain an Emergency Operations Plan. If the
Mayor were to declare a “State of Emergency,” the Plan would
immediately go into effect and an Emergency Operations Center
would be set up to provide assistance and directions to the “first
responders” and citizens.
The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) provided water
and supplies to citizens during the blackout in August, 2003.
Since then, the EOC team has staged several small- and large-scale
emergency training exercises to test our plans.
While the City is working hard to ensure that
it is prepared in the event of a disaster, we encourage families
and businesses to be prepared to take care of themselves until
help can arrive. Information on how you can prepare your family or
business is available through the Farmington Hills Fire Department
or on the Federal
Emergency Management Agency or America Red Cross websites.