La Crosse County Emergency Management is the primary disaster preparedness and coordination entity for La Crosse County Government and public safety agencies. Emergency Management (EM) serves as the coordination hub for public safety (Police, Fire and EMS) training and exercising. Using Homeland Security grand funds, and other governmental funding streams, the County Emergency Management office helps ensure community resiliency to natural and other hazards and incidents, such as floods, tornadoes, chemical spill and mass casualty disasters. Most community disaster plans are coordinated through the County Emergency Management office. Access to mutual aid resources, including State and Federal agencies, is one of the primary roles of EM during large-scale emergencies. Other office activities include the development and maintenance of emergency response plans for certain facilities with stockpiles of hazardous materials/chemicals.