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Disaster and Emergency Services

The mission of Lewis and Clark County Disaster and Emergency Services (DES) is to protect lives, property, and the environment through preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation planning and activities.

DES Coordinator Reese Martin manages the county Emergency Operations Center in the basement of the Law Enforcement Center during emergencies.

Local Emergency Preparedness Committee

The LEPC is a group made up of representatives of public and private agencies. It meets the third Wednesday of each month at 3 PM in the basement of the Law Enforcement Center to plan and coordinate responses to all hazards in the county.

Target Notification

The Lewis and Clark County Sheriff's Office, Helena Police Department, and 911 Dispatch Center use a target notification system to send emergency alerts, such as evacuation orders, to county residents in specific areas by telephone. The service automatically contacts land lines.

If you wish to get emergency alerts via cell phone, you can register your number.

Emergency Alert System

The Emergency Alert System is a digitized radio warning system used in Lewis and Clark, Jefferson, and Broadwater Counties. The system is designed to provide a 24-hour warning to the public for emergencies and disasters.

KCAP Radio Station (950 AM) is the primary station broadcasting emergency alerts. It has simulcast capability with other participating local stations: KCAP, KBLL, KHKR, KFBB-TV, KXLH-TV, and KTVH-TV.


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Reese Martin, Coordinator
Law Enforcement Center
3425 Skyway Drive
Helena, MT 59602
(406) 447-8285
Hours of Operation M-F, 8-5

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