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Civil Defense

Emergency Management

Preparedness is one of the four phases of Emergency Management and preparedness is the one that every citizen can actively participate in to be ready to deal with a variety of emergencies and/or disasters. The other three phases are:
  1. Reponses
  2. Recovery
  3. Mitigation

Many web sites are available to help citizens prepare for emergencies. A good web site to start with in preparing is: Ready.gov A few more web sites that may help with planning are:


Sirens in North Mankato have been strategically located so as to provide as much overlap in sound coverage as possible. Sirens, however, are primarily designed for outdoor notification. Therefore, Emergency Management highly recommends that all persons purchase additional notification devices such as weather radios, severe weather pagers, scanners, portable radios, etc.
North Mankato sirens have three sound functions which are:
  1. Steady Tone = Severe Weather
  2. Wail = Nuclear Attack
  3. Voice = Information and/or Instructions


Nicollet County Emergency Management and the Nicollet County Sheriff’s Office has contracted with Everbridge for the Emergency Alert Program.Get alerted about emergencies and other important community news by signing up for our Emergency Alert Program. This system enables us to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as severe weather, unexpected road closures, missing persons and evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods.

You will receive time-sensitive messages wherever you specify, such as your home, mobile or business phones, email address, text messages and more. You pick where, you pick how.  Click here for more information.

Contact Information

Other Emergency Management questions can be directed to:

Ross Gullickson, Police Chief and Emergency Management Director

City of North Mankato
1001 Belgrade Avenue
North Mankato, MN 56003

Phone: (507) 625-4141
Fax: (507) 625-4151