Emergency Management

Under the authority of the Michigan Emergency Management Act (Public Act 390 of 1976, as amended), each county is required to appoint an emergency management coordinator. In addition, some Michigan communities have municipal emergency management coordinators.
Emergency management coordinators have responsibilities that include planning for hazard mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery in local communities.

The Benzie County Office of Emergency Management plans and coordinates with all public safety agencies as well as non-governmental organizations to provide for the safety of every resident, employee, and visitor in Benzie County. Local preparedness is managed through regular surveillance, training, planning, practice drills and review of emergency policies and procedures. 

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Contact Information

Location / Address
505 S. Michigan Ave.  - Use the lobby phone to connect to the office
Beulah, MI 49617

Phone:    231-882-0567
Fax:          231-882-0568
e-mail: emd@benzieco.gov


hubers (1)Rebecca Hubers became the new Emergency Management Coordinator for Benzie County effective July 15, 2019.  Rebecca comes with 19 years experience as a Conservation Officer for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. During her career in the MDNR, she has participated in multiple incident command training sessions, has been involved in multiple search and rescue missions and has served as a team member for other natural disaster responses. In her time with Benzie County, Rebecca held the dual-roll of Central Dispatch Director from 2019-2022. Rebecca has completed her Professional Emergency Manager and Fusion Center Liaison Officer training and credentials with the State of Michigan, maintains her certification as a law enforcement officer and acts as the liaison officer of the MSA Victim's Service Unit through the Benzie County Sheriff's Office.  

The role of Benzie County Emergency Management is to protect the lives and property of citizens before a disaster strikes through preparedness, training and mitigation, and to reduce human suffering after a disaster strikes through prompt and effective coordination of the County's response and recovery efforts utilizing the expertise and resources of federal, state, local agencies and voluntary relief organizations.


2023 Benzie County Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan Adopted February 2024

Local Emergency Planning Committee and Local Planning Team Meetings

Related Web Links

Benzie County Emergency Services Web and Facebook Pages

Smart 911


Smart911 is a free, new service available in Benzie County to help you when you call 9-1-1.  Once you've signed up, first responders will be aware of important information you have provided that will help them address your emergency.  This information - including medical issues, current location and even pets - can help Police, Fire and EMS locate and help you.

  • A Free Service - Provided to you by Benzie County Central Dispatch
  • Private and Secure - You control your information
  • Saves Time in an Emergency - When Seconds Count
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Emergency and Advisory Notifications

Benzie County Office of Emergency Management utilizes CodeRED to notify citizens of events and emergencies in the community.   CodeRED enables real-time, communication through text, email, voice messages, social media, and the CodeRED mobile app.

Sign up for emergency and advisory notifications in Benzie County by filling out the information below:

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For the Mobile App go click on the photo below.
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