Men unloading bottled water off a truck.
An inter-agency team delivers water in Puerto Rico during the emergency response to Hurricane Maria. BLM Photo.
An inter-agency team delivers water in Puerto Rico during the emergency response to Hurricane Maria. BLM Photo.

"Leading the Department of the Interior's emergency management efforts to enhance protection and preservation of the lands and resources with which we are entrusted."

The mission of the Office of Emergency Management is to provide expertise and leadership for the Department’s emergency management responsibilities worldwide through the integration of emergency management programs, functions, and supporting activities to prevent, protect against, mitigate the effects of, respond to, and recover from all hazards.