The commission is charged with the authority and responsibility of making recommendations to Farmington and Farmington Hills concerning public education on safety, helping citizens take an active role in protecting themselves from harm, teaching citizens what to do in the event of a crisis, and providing citizens with the skills and abilities to make their families, homes and communities safer from the threats of terrorism, crime, and disaster. The commission may develop and make available a resource and/or service information base. It may also coordinate with other agencies (such as police and fire departments), promote and encourage the implementation of any program consistent with the purpose for which the commission is established including but not limited to CPR, first aid, and other emergency situation training. For more information please call (248) 871-2820.
Systems for Notifying You of an Emergency
- Farmington use an electronic emergency communication system that connects residents with the agencies that serve and protect them. Residents can use Nixle to receive information ranging from critical alerts to community news. Additionally, residents can choose how they receive this information – by text message, email, over the Web or by mobile application. Nixel can provide you with an alert for local emergencies such as severe weather, chemical spills, evacuation or Shelter-in-Place orders, significant traffic and road closures, disruptions of city operations and other emergencies. To sign up for Nixle, go to www.nixle.com.
- Severe Weather Warning Sirens: Farmington and Farmington Hills also have outdoor weather sirens. These are activated when a tornado has been sighted or when radar indicates a severe thunderstorm with 70 mph winds or greater are in the area. Seek shelter immediately and listen to television and radio broadcasts for additional information. Click here for more information on Severe Weather Safety. Click here for warning siren test schedule.
- Media: Monitor national and local radio, television and websites for information on severe weather and other emergencies. (For example – National Weather Service/NOAA, Radio 1650 AM, etc.)
Are You Ready?
Emergency Preparedness Handbook
Severe Weather Safety Information