Morton & Burleigh County Emergency Management organizes with the Bismarck-Mandan Chamber of Commerce to develop emergency preparedness project ideas



Mandan, N.D. – On November 15, Burleigh County Emergency Manager Mary Senger and Morton County Emergency Manager Tom Doering conducted an event with 19 members of Leadership Bismarck-Mandan, a program of the Bismarck-Mandan Chamber of Commerce, to present an overview of emergency management and discuss how to improve private sector preparations for responding to emergencies.


The event focused on the following emergencies:

  • Hazardous Materials Release
  • Tornado
  • Shortage or Outage of Critical Materials or Infrastructure
  • Overall Preparedness
Following a short series of discussion-based exercises, participants were presented with several project ideas intended to enhance private sector and public preparedness.
Project ideas included promotion of 3-day preparedness kits, all-hazards radios, and registration for CodeRED notifications. Other project ideas included conducting surveys of manufactured home and apartment residents to determine their level of preparedness for a tornadic event.
“Over the years, the Leadership Bismarck-Mandan program of the Bismarck-Mandan Chamber of Commerce has been instrumental in completing several worthwhile community projects,” said Morton County Emergency Manager Tom Doering. “Members were excited to get started on planning how they can help the citizens of Bismarck and Mandan become more prepared for emergencies.”
Leadership Bismarck-Mandan members will convene in the near future to select projects within their realm of capabilities which can be satisfactorily accomplished and have the greatest impact on the community.