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 at the Helena Regional Airport 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 at predesignated locations to plan and coordinate responses to all hazards in the county.
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.
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.