2017 DEM Annual Report DEM_2017_Annual_Report | Page 2

ABOUT DEM The Department of Emergency Management (DEM) leads the City in planning, preparedness, communication, response, and recovery for daily emergencies, large-scale citywide events, and major disasters. DEM is the vital link in emergency communication between the public and first responders, providing key coordination and leadership to City Departments, stakeholders, residents, and visitors.