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Ryan Manz, Emergency Management Coordinator

1228 Washington Avenue
Bay City, Michigan 48708
Voice: (989) 895-4112
Fax: (989) 892-3744


To provide for mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery from natural and human-made disasters within Bay County.

Emergency Management is a Division that coordinates Bay County’s Homeland Security and Emergency Management programs. The role of the Emergency 

Management Division is to mitigate, prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies and disasters in order to save lives, protect the public’s health, safety and property within Bay County.

No matter what the size and scope all disasters are local. In most instances disasters are responded to without the assistance of state or federal assets. The Emergency Management Division provides leadership in coordinating the development of a sustainable all-hazard, regional approach to large-scale emergencies or disasters. The Emergency Management Division emphasizes an integrated process for establishing preventative measures, emergency operations, planning and training to minimize the impact of catastrophic events on the people, property, environment and economy of Bay County.

Skywarn Severe Weather Spotter Training

Have you ever wanted to learn how to report weather phenomena and more importantly, learn what kind of weather to report and when to report it? Come learn from the National Weather Service exactly what information they are looking. Training is FREE!!

Training will take place April 17th. Click >here< for more details. 

Michigan Severe Weather Awareness Week is April 16th - 22nd

 Click on the link above to learn more about severe weather preparedness in Bay County. 



Preparedness Information

  • Do you have an evacuation plan in case you have to leave your home in an emergency?
  • Do you know what supplies to include in your disaster preparedness kit?
  • Do you have a way to receive emergency communications during a power outage or other emergency?

The answers to these questions, and others like them, are just a click away. The Region 3 Homeland Security Planning Board, Cumulus Media, and Hammer Restoration have partnered together to present the “Ready, Set, Safe” program. This important community education and awareness program is designed to help you easily access disaster and emergency preparedness information. Just click on the READY, SET, SAFE logo below to help your family prepare.


With the purchase of a Severe Weather Radio you become part of an all-hazards public warning system, broadcasting forecasts, warnings and emergency information 24 hours a day directly to the public. A Severe Weather radio can be purchased at most big box stores. Bay County has preferred pricing for Reecom All-Hazard Weather Radios. The Radios include S.A.M.E. technology.

Click on Reecom Radio for pricing information. 



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