When emergencies happen, the South Dakota Office of Emergency Management is there to support, provide aid, coordinate activities and deploy resources as the situation evolves.
South Dakota Office of Emergency Management Regional Coordinators are located in the cities of Aberdeen, Mitchell, and Rapid City. Regional Coordinators serve as liaisons to local governments and respond to assist these local jurisdictions when disasters occur.
County Emergency Managers work across the state to help plan for and execute these efforts in a state of emergency or disaster. The SDOEM also supports a Duty Officer Program to assist county emergency managers with the location and acquisition of resources along with providing information to state agencies on mission requirements.