Office of Emergency Management

Mission Statement

The County’s Emergency Management mission is to develop and maintain a comprehensive plan to prepare for, respond to, and recover from, all types of major emergencies that might occur in the County or it's municipalities to include the Navajo and Zuni Reservations. Assist the all residents of McKinley County through a coordinated program of mitigating hazards, preparing for emergencies, preventing attacks from events that occur without regard to cause.

Emergency Response

This is accomplished by working daily to coordinate a unified response and the cooperation of various first responders and their departments, i.e. Volunteers, state and regional partners, and other organizations that would have a role in any major emergency.

Response Coordination

During a major disaster or emergency, response and recovery activities are coordinated from the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) The heads of various departments and agencies will work together in a unified command structure to respond and or mitigate an emergency or disaster.


  • Provided by State Statute 12-10-5 (NMSA 1978) The “All Hazard Emergency Management Act”, emergency managers are to “be appointed by the governing body, subject to the approval of the state director…” [Section 12-10-5 NMSA 1978]
  • Joint Resolution for McKinley County and City of Gallup
  • McKinley County Resolution No. 97-JAN-011
  • City of Gallup Resolution No. R97-5
Mobile Command Unit (MCU)