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Ada County Emergency Management

About


“[The Mission of Ada County Emergency Management is] to coordinate and integrate all-hazards, comprehensive emergency management activities to ensure Ada County is a safe and resilient place to live, work, and play.”

The Ada County Emergency Management Agency (ACEM) is devoted to protecting lives and property in Ada County. In addition to emergency planning and alert services, some of the agency’s tasks include developing and assisting in public education on hazard safety, facilitating communication between the county and its organizations for disaster preparedness, and providing disaster training programs alongside local, regional, and national partners.

Services

Ada County Emergency Management provides the following services:

  • Hazard information and hazard response plans (local and state)
  • Hazard vulnerability analysis
  • Models and maps for flood hazards along the Boise River and gulches (within Ada County)
  • Preparedness resources that include preparedness tips for each specific hazard

Collaboration

Collaboration with Boise State University includes:

  • Partnering with the HONORS 392 Natural Hazards, Vulnerability and Risk service-learning course. We collaborated with the instructor (Dr. Brittany Brand) and her students, who created and implemented interactive natural hazard outreach tools for the greater Boise community

Practitioners

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    Myla Jeffries

    Ada County Emergency Management Outreach Specialist

  • Paul "Crash" Marusich

    Planning and Mitigation

    Paul “Crash” Marusich started with Ada County Emergency Management and Community Resilience in 2007 and acts as the Deputy Director. He engages community partners in the creation, review and revision of emergency plans and manages the community-based disaster mitigation program. Within the Ada County Emergency Operations Center he serves as the Logistics Section Chief. He is a graduate of Arizona State University and actively continues professional development through FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute. He earned and maintains a Certified Emergency Manager credential through the International Association of Emergency Managers. Prior to pursuing a career in Emergency Management, he worked in natural resource management and outdoor education in both the private and public sectors.

    7200 Barrister Dr., Boise, ID 83704

    Paul “Crash” Marusich started with Ada County Emergency Management and Community Resilience in 2007 and acts as the Deputy Director. He engages community partners in the creation, review and revision of emergency plans and manages the community-based disaster mitigation program. Within the Ada County Emergency Operations Center he serves as the Logistics Section Chief. He is a graduate of Arizona State University and actively continues professional development through FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute. He earned and maintains a Certified Emergency Manager credential through the International Association of Emergency Managers. Prior to pursuing a career in Emergency Management, he worked in natural resource management and outdoor education in both the private and public sectors.

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