Emergency Management

The Emergency Management Department is tasked with the discipline of dealing with and avoiding risks within our community. This department has 4 phases for managing emergencies:
  • Assist the community in the recovery and restoration of the affected area so it is returned to it’s original state
  • Coordinate with area stakeholders to plan, organize, train and equip them so that everyone is better prepared for disasters
  • Work with the community to identify hazards and take steps to prevent hazards before developing into disasters
  • Mobilize necessary emergency services to deal with the emergency up to and including a national response
Roscommon County Emergency Management is committed to serve the community in time of disaster.

Disaster Assistance

Please complete the Disaster Assistance Information Form if you are on oxygen or any other medical therapy that is dependent on electricity. After you submit the form to Central Dispatch and when there are power outages in your area, someone will be able to check that your medical needs are being met.

Roscommon County 2021 Hazard Mitigation Plan - Draft

The County of Roscommon is in the process of updating the 2016 Hazard Mitigation Plan and has completed the first draft of that Plan.  The Roscommon County Board of Commissioners is seeking comments on the Hazard Mitigation Plan update and as part of that comment process, you are asked to review the Plan and return any comments back to this office.  


The Plan is available online at the County’ website, www.roscommoncounty.net as well as at the following locations:  


Roscommon Area District Library          Richfield Township Public Library     Houghton Lake Public Library

106 Lake St                                                 1410 N St. Helen Rd                             4431 W Houghton Lake Dr

Roscommon, MI 48653                           St. Helen, MI 48656                               Houghton Lake, MI 48629


Lyon Township Library                             County Clerk’s Office

7851 W Higgins Lake Dr                           500 Lake St.

Higgins Lake, MI 48627                            Roscommon, MI 48653


This office is accepting comments through June 16th , 2021.  We thank you for your assistance and look forward to your comments.   Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. 




Michael Beaty – Roscommon County Emergency Management Coordinator

500 Lake St.

Roscommon, MI 48653




To Review the plan, click here

Code RED Logo

CodeRED is the FREE community notification system available to Roscommon County residents that will send you alerts concerning time-sensitive and/or emergency information that may impact your area via phone calls, text messages, emails, and social media.

Roscommon County public safety officials encourage you to actively participate in emergency preparedness by remaining informed, so be sure to register today to receive the information you need, when it matters, regarding events such as:

Missing Persons/Children

Evacuation Notices

Natural Disasters

Weather Warnings

Shelter in Place/Lockdowns

Road Closures/Traffic Alerts


Click the CodeRED icon to enroll, or download the CodeRED Mobile Alert app available in the App Store or Google Play.