Garden City has an active emergency management program. The program, coordinated by the Fire Chief, is a cooperative effort of all city departments, administration and elected officials. An Emergency Operations Center has been established on the second floor of the Police Station, and communications links are in place with other communities, county, state and federal officials for collaboration in an emergency. Garden City Emergency Management operates in close cooperation with the Wayne County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.
A fully-trained Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is ready to assist with disaster shelters, and other support operations in a community emergency. Additionally, the Garden City Amateur Radio Club provides supplemental emergency communications through our CERT program. Parks & Recreation Staff have completed American Red Cross Shelter Management training and are prepared to operate disaster shelters at Maplewood Community Center or selected school facilities in coordination with Red Cross and other relief/response agencies.
Declaration of an emergency requiring county, state or federal resources is handled by the Mayor in consultation with the City Manager and applicable staff.