In time of an emergency the mission of West Baton Rouge Parish government is:
1). To plan and prepare for practicable response programs for the protection of life and property in the event of disasters.
2). During a disaster situation, to take immediate effective action to direct, mobilize, coordinate and determine utilization of local resources to support political subdivisions in the conduct of disaster operations to save lives, protect property, relieve human suffering, sustain survivors and repair essential facilities.
3). To coordinate and direct restoration and recovery operations in the disaster area.
4). To insure that each Parish Department will plan and provide for an emergency operations capability which conforms in principle with this plan.
5). To coordinate all disaster services with the West Baton Rouge Director of Emergency Preparedness and Homeland Security and direct restoration and recovery operations in the disaster area subject to governmental authority.
6). To provide each Parish Department with plans which conform to the guidelines and directions of the West Baton Rouge Operations Plan.
7) To coordinate with Local, State and Federal Officials to prepare for Disasters, Terrorist acts or other emergencies.
The Office of Emergency Preparedness and Homeland Security are also responsible to ensure that the public is protected during an emergency. It does this by being the lead agency that coordinates sheltering, evacuations and public alert notification of events that affect the safety and well being of the Residents of West Baton Rouge Parish.