Emergency Management

Your safety is our top concern – that’s why the City of Brainerd has teamed up with Crow Wing County to make sure you know about emergencies and incidents as they happen. 

The City of Brainerd will use Crow Wing County Alert powered by Everbridge to make sure you know about issues that may affect your safety. This system allows the City of Brainerd to contact thousands of residents in seconds, so you can find out about an emergency right away. EverbridgeEverbridge

Receive important messages from the City of Brainerd via email, phone, and much more!

Get up-to-the-minute information about severe weather, road closures, snow emergencies, event cancellations, and much more!

How does it work?

The process begins when the City of Brainerd issues a message about a potential safety hazard or concern. Next, a message from Crow Wing County Alert will be sent through your primary contact path. If you don't confirm receipt of the message, the system will try to reach your second contact path and continues trying to reach you until you confirm receipt.

Please sign up at Crow Wing County Alert - it only takes about a minute to enroll!

It is the mission of Emergency Management to protect our citizens, preserve lives and reduce property damage through the use a an emergency management plan.

Make an Emergency Plan

Plan in advance what you will do in an emergency. Think about the places where your family spends time—school, work and other places you visit frequently. Ask about their emergency plans.

Discuss with your family the types of emergencies that may occur. Plan what to do in each case. Discuss what to do if you need to evacuate.

Identify two places to meet—one place right outside your home in case of a fire, and another location outside your neighborhood in case you cannot return home.

Ask a relative or friend who lives out of the area to be your family’s contact person. In an emergency, all family members should call this person and tell them where they are.

Create a list of important family information (see next page) and share it with all family members.

Learn how to turn off utilities such as water, gas and electricity. Keep necessary tools near shut-off valves.

Make plans for taking care of pets in an emergency.

codeReady is a statewide initiative designed to help Minnesota residents get organized with personal and family preparedness in the event of a major emergency. By providing information and tools on this website, the state of Minnesota is challenging all of us to plan today for our safety and well-being in the future. Good emergency planning involves getting informed, getting you and your family prepared, then helping at local and community levels to get others prepared.

Outdoor Warning Sirens are tested on the 1st Wednesday of the month at 1:00 pm