Office of Emergency Preparedness Tangipahoa Parish (OEP) is responsible for the coordination of those actions needed to protect the lives and property of its’ residents when threatened from natural disasters, as well as man-made occurrences such as hazardous material incidents.
This coordination is possible through the development and constant updating of an Intergrated Emergency Operating Plan that effectively combines all Parish Department Operations along with those of other service agencies during emergencies. Hazards analysis, mitigation efforts, preparedness, response and recovery procedures for all the potential hazards that could threaten Tangipahoa Parish
The Office of Emergency Preparedness (formerly known as Civil Defense) operates from the Parish’s Emergency Operating Center (EOC). It is the primary site for direction and control of emergency operations. The EOC linked with the 911 Communications Center, Police, Fire, Medical, Sheriff, and all Parish Service Departments work together to form the Parish’s Emergency Team