Emergency Management

Emergency management is the city's managerial function charged with creating the framework within our community to reduce vulnerability to hazards and cope with disasters. At the federal level, emergency management is administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) under direction of the President of the United States. At the city level, the Mayor serves as an Emergency Management Director (EMD) with delegation to the City Manager as the city's Emergency Management Coordinator (EMC). The EMC is responsible for developing disaster response capabilities and coordinating an emergency response plan for the city. Potential emergencies/disasters include:

  • Civil emergencies (riots, protesters)
  • National security events (terrorism)
  • Natural causes (tornadoes, winter storms, hail, large interface wildland fires, etc.)
  • Technological disasters (hazardous materials spill)

Emergency Management Coordinators

The Fire Chief and Police Chief serve as alternate Emergency Management Coordinators assisted by their departments, other department directors, and volunteers. Should disaster strike, local authorities would take control of the situation from the Emergency Operations Center.

The City of Princeton utilizes CivicReady to send emergency alerts and other notifications.

Sign up to receive emergency alerts and severe weather warnings that could directly impact you and your family.The City of Princeton is able to send you emergency alerts via text message, email, pager, or voice mail (in extreme cases), based on your preferences. It is important that we collect this contact information because many households no longer utilize traditional land-based telephone lines. 

If you wish to download the app for CivicReady, you may do so using the following links:



  1. Emergency Notifications
  2. Outdoor Warning Sirens
  3. Severe Weather
  4. Preparedness
  5. STEAR Program