The Delta Township Emergency Management Division has been in operation since 1979. The fire chief holds the designation as a certified Professional Emergency Manager and serves as the Emergency Management Coordinator for the Township.
Under Public Act 360, the State of Michigan has established a plan for local governments to operate with authority to act during emergencies and disasters. Delta Township has a very comprehensive plan that addresses all hazards natural, man-made, technological, hazardous materials incidents, and emergencies involving Weapons of Mass Destruction.
During any major township emergency or disaster, the Township’s Emergency Operations Center is activated and people from many disciplines, including Fire, EMS, Law Enforcement, Public Health, the American Red Cross, Damage Assessment, Utilities, Schools, Transportation, the Road Commission, Public Information, and Township executives assemble and follow the established plan. The public is alerted via the media (normally radio and television stations) and, during severe weather, via the public warning sirens located throughout the Township.
Delta Township is in close contact with the State of Michigan Emergency Management Division, monitors, controls and mitigates every aspect of the emergency. Sometimes state and federal funds are received for citizens and/or businesses that qualify for disaster loans or assistance.