Office of Emergency Management

What we do

The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) works to ensure the City of West Memphis is ready for any kind of emergency. OEM works with organizations throughout the City and State to prepare for possible emergencies in the City, lessen their impact, and recover as quickly as possible.

To meet our mission, the OEM:

  • Teaches the public how to prepare for emergencies.
  • Develops public safety plans for major events within the City.
  • Oversees development of the City’s plans for large-scale emergencies and disasters.
  • Conducts training and exercises to test the effectiveness of plans and policies.
  • Coordinates and supports responses to and recovery from emergencies.
  • Obtains funding in support of preparedness for the City of West Memphis.
West Memphis -City-EMERGENCY-MANAGEMENT Hernando Desoto Bridge
  1. Emergency Management

    Physical Address
    203 South Avalon
    West Memphis, AR 72301

  2. DeWayne Rose, OEM Director City of West Memphis

    DeWayne Rose


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