Programs

MOEM manages a multi-faceted preparedness program comprised of planning, systems implementation, training, exercises, and evaluation.

MOEM’s operational role is to coordinate interagency response and recovery. MOEM implements systems to enhance and integrate the City’s response to major emergencies. Several programs are put in place toward this end.

Our Programs

Citywide Planning

MOEM evaluates the frequency and magnitude of different hazards, as well as the City's inherent vulnerabilities to each, to arrive at an overall assess...

Regional Planning

Baltimore is the core city of the federally designated Baltimore Urban Area Security Initiative, which is comprised of the cities of Baltimore and Ann...

Training & Exercises

Each year MOEM coordinates an interagency program of training and exercises to enhance and test the City's preparedness. Exercises cover a variety of...

Incident Management

In 2003 the President of the United States issued Homeland Security Directive/HSPD-5: Management of Domestic Incidents. HSPD-5 mandated the creation o...

Watch & Warning Systems

MOEM monitors a variety of information sources on a daily basis to assess emerging hazards and vulnerabilities. MOEM recieves, evaluates, and synthesi...

Field Response

MOEM responds to major incidents around the City on a 24x7 basis. MOEM typically responds to incidents that are complex, widespread, or prolonged; impact a large number of citizens or businesses; require outside resources...

Emergency Operations Center

The City activates its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to coordinate interagency response to and recovery from major emergencies. The EOC is managed...

CERT

The Baltimore City Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program prepares communities for disaster by educating community members about disaster pr...

Special Events

Each year, the City hosts number of major events that require a large commitment of public safety resources, present logistical challenges, or require...