Emergency Services

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.

The NEW  system is now LIVE!!                            



Severe Weather Information


Every year in Michigan severe weather is responsible for fatalities, injuries and property loss. Bay County Emergency Management wants you to be prepared for severe weather. Click on the severe weather links to learn facts and tips about severe weather.


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. 


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. 


Related Links

The Disaster City® Guide for the iPhone®

Find yourself in a disaster?  There is an app for that.If you have an iphone or an ipod touch, download the new Disaster City Guide app from iTunes at no cost.  Find Useful information on what to do to prepare for and survive a natural disaster:  Hurricane, Flood, Thunderstorm, Tornado, Earthquake.
Download Here