Emergency Management Office
122 South 5th Street, Grand Forks, ND 58201
Phone (General Information): 701-780-8213

Kari Goelz
Phone: 701-780-8217

Donna Anderson
Asst. Emergency Manager
Phone: 701-780-8213

Benjamin Sinkhorn
Phone: 701-780-8213

Emergency Management

The Grand Forks Emergency Management Office is responsible for coordination of the City and the County's response to emergency situations and disasters such as:

Severe weather
National events
Hazardous material incidents
Mass casualty incidents
Acts of terrorism
And much more

To accomplish this the Emergency Management Office and our partners have developed the joint City and County Local Emergency Operations Plan, or the LEOP. This plan provides the framework upon which the city and county of Grand Forks prepares for, responds to, and performs its emergency response functions.


Be Prepared, Make a Plan

There are many things that can occur unexpectedly. It is good to be prepared and have a plan in place. You can find ways to develop a plan and keep your family/business safe by checking out some of these websites below, or just contact the Grand Forks Emergency Management Office and we will help you get started.


American Red Cross

Grand Forks Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan 2015 


Shelter In Place

Storm shelter locations 



Burn Ban Information

ND Rural Fire Danger Guide

Wildland Fire FAQ


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