Emergency Management


Emergency Management is a coordinated effort of all levels of government (local, state and federal) working together with business and industry, community based organizations, and volunteers to effectively meet the challenges posed by all types of emergencies and disasters. Within an integrated emergency management framework, these entities assist citizens and their communities to prepare for, respond to, recover from, and eliminate or mitigate the effects of natural, civil, and technological emergencies and disasters.

The primary objective of emergency management is to save lives, prevent injuries, and reduce property damage in a community as a result of all types of emergencies and disasters.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Davis County Emergency Services is to help prepare the communities and residents of Davis County for the impacts of emergencies and disasters, both natural and man-made. Emphasis is placed on coordination and communication of essential information to the public, proactive customer service, and effective planning measures for disaster preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation.

Davis County's Role

The role of the County's Emergency Services is to provide leadership and guidance in building the emergency management operational capability of the County.  This Office is also responsible for the development and implementation of plans for the protection of the communities within the county and for minimizing the effects of a disaster.

Phases of Emergency Management

Preparedness activities increase a community's ability to respond when a disaster occurs. Typical preparedness measures include developing mutual aid agreements and memorandums of understanding, training for both response personnel and concerned citizens, conducting disaster exercises to reinforce training and test capabilities, and presenting all-hazards education campaigns.

Actions carried out immediately before, during, and after a hazard impact are aimed at saving lives, reducing economic losses, and alleviating suffering. Response actions may include: activating the Emergency Operations Center, evacuating threatened populations, opening shelters and providing mass care, emergency rescue and medical care, fire fighting, and urban search and rescue.

Actions taken to return a community to normal or near-normal conditions include the restoration of basic services and the repair of physical, social and economic damages. Typical recovery actions include debris cleanup, financial assistance to individuals and governments, rebuilding of roads and bridges and key facilities, and sustained mass care for displaced human and animal populations.

Mitigation refers to measures that prevent an emergency, reduce the chance of an emergency happening, or reduce the damaging effects of unavoidable emergencies. Typical mitigation measures include establishing building codes and zoning requirements, installing shutters, and constructing barriers such as levees.

Hazards Related to Davis County

  • Earthquakes
  • Extreme Weather
  • Floods
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Influenza Pandemic
  • Terrorism
  • Tornadoes
  • Wildfire

Executive Administration

    Kelly V. Sparks

Chief Deputy of Law Enforcement 
    Andrew Oblad

Chief Deputy of Corrections
     Arnold Butcher

Chief Deputy of Administration
Susan Poulsen

Emergency Management Administration

Chief Deputy Andrew Oblad

Lieutenant Jason Sorensen


Contact Information

Physical Address
800 West State Street
Farmington, Utah 84025

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 618
Farmington, Utah 84025-0618

Correctional Facility/Inmate Mailing Address
P.O. Box 130
Farmington, Utah 84025-0130

Work Center Physical Address
883 West Clark Lane
Farmington, Utah

Phone Numbers
Sheriff Administration
(801) 451-4100 :: Main
(801) 451-4167 :: Fax

Corrections Administration
(801) 451-4200 :: Main
(801) 451-4225 :: Fax

Non-Emergency Dispatch

(801) 451-4150

Monday – Friday
7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
(except county holidays)


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