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Emergency Management

"It is the mission of Hettinger County Emergency Management to ensure efficient and professional emergency management service for the citizens of Hettinger County."

Local Emergency Operations Plan (LEOP)

The role of the Emergency Manager includes the coordination of services to provide adequate response to any disaster or potential disaster in Hettinger County. To do this, the Emergency Manager is required to coordinate activities necessary to mitigate, plan for, respond to, and recover from any emergency or disaster that may occur in the county. This is accomplished through an "all hazards" approach. Testing of the Hettinger County Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) is accomplished by a series of exercises. The exercise cycle starts with a Tabletop Exercise which leads into a Functional Exercise and is culminated with a Full-Scale Exercise.

Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)

Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs) was organized to fulfill the requirements of the federal regulations regarding Title III of the Superfund Amendment and Reauthorization Act (SARA) of 1986. LEPCs are responsible for preparing hazardous materials emergency response plans, serving as a repository for hazardous materials information and performing outreach functions to include hazardous materials awareness. LEPCs must have membership representation from a cross-section of the community it serves. LEPC membership should include elected officials, fire department, law enforcement, emergency management, healthcare, media, schools, industry, transportation, public health, voluntary organizations, and others. (Refer to LEPC Handbook for additional information.) 

Statutorily provided in North Dakota Century Code (NDCC) 37-17.1-07.1(b) in conjunction with the state emergency response commission, the local emergency planning committees, as appointed by the boards of county commissioners, and the local emergency management organizations shall coordinate the development and maintenance of a state hazardous chemicals preparedness and response program.

LEPC Handbook

LEPC Stationary

Burn Restriction and Controlled Burn Procedure for 2023 in effect. Before burning, check the fire danger rating found here:
If the rating is Low or Moderate, burning with cautions can be done. If the rating for the day is in High, Very High, Extreme or Red Flag Warning you CANNOT burn anything when the burn restriction is in place. Please call the Emergency Manager at 701-824-4227 or 701-209-0810 with any questions. 

Controlled Burn Procedure
While the county is under a BURN RESTRICTION Declaration, the Controlled Burn Procedure is in place.
Being under the FIRE EMERGENCY/BURN RESTRICTION  means that burning is allowed ONLY when the Fire Danger Index Rating is in LOW or MODERATE. There is no burning of any kind when the State Fire Danger Rating Index is in HIGH, VERY HIGH, EXTREME or a RED FLAG WARNING. Be aware that conditions can change and any time someone burns, precautions need to be set in place to ensure a fire does not get out of control. You must remain on location of the fire at all times, while the fire is burning.
The Burn Restriction & Fire Danger Rating Map are both found on The site is updated every morning.
Hettinger County also has a procedure in place for those who want to have a controlled burn on their property. You need to contact State Radio at either 1-800-472-2121 or 1-701-328-9921 before you begin to burn. You will need to provide the following information:
     1.       Name
     2.       The location where the burning is taking place
     3.       What is being burned i.e. a field, garbage pit,  tree piles, etc. 
     4.       What time you plan to burn
     5.       How long you expect it will take to burn.
     6.       A contact number where you can be reached.
The Sheriff’s Office is then notified of the location of the burn. The Sheriff’s Office will contact the fire chief of that district to let them know where the burn is located.
This allows State Radio to know there is a controlled burn and if someone calls stating that they see a large fire or smoke, State Radio knows that is the area of the controlled burn and will not call the fire departments unnecessarily. This procedure ensures our volunteer fire departments are not called unless there is a real emergency.
Once the fire is out, you need to contact State Radio to inform them the fire is completely out.

FEMA:  Are you prepared?
Emergency Management encourages you to prepare now to care for yourself and your loved ones during a crisis. Find out what residents of Hettinger County can do to prepare.
Helpful Links

Contact information
Kyle DeMark
Emergency Manager

PHONE: 701-824-4227 
CELL: 701-209-0810
FAX:  701-824-2717

Mailing Address:
336 Pacific Ave
Mott, ND 58646

Physical Address:
336 Pacific Ave.
Mott, ND 58646