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.
Declaration of an emergency requiring county, state, or federal resources is handled by the Mayor in consultation with the City Manager and applicable staff.