Emergency Management

Being prepared for an emergency takes planning. The City of Monticello works with Wright County Emergency Management, local first responders, and community partners to prepare for all possible emergency events.

Our Mission

The City of Monticello Emergency Management division will ensure, through coordination with Local and County shareholders, that the City is prepared to respond to and recover from all natural and man-made emergencies.

This office will provide the leadership and support to reduce the loss of life and property through an all-hazards emergency management program of mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery throughout Monticello and its emergency response area. 

Readiness for Residents

We encourage residents to do their part to prepare for possible emergency events. Here are some helpful ideas for how to get started:

  • The Wright County Citizen Alert System: Wright County uses a citizen alert system powered by Smart911. This system allows the county to contact residents in seconds so you can find out about an emergency right away, but its success relies on having your current contact information. Sign up for Citizen Alerts today!
  • It's a challenge to prepare for every possibility, but the Homeland Security and Emergency Management website provides a great place to start planning to protect yourself and your loved ones.
  • Nuclear Power Plant Readiness: Ready.gov provides helpful information for people who live within 10 miles of a nuclear power plant.

Wright County Citizen Alert System

Wright County's Citizen Alert service allows them to alert any resident within our response area including:

  • The City of Monticello
  • Monticello Township
  • Silver Creek Township

You can opt-in to the service by entering your contact information and subscribing to notifications you care about based on your location. The information you provide is protected and will not be used for any other purpose. 

How it works

When Wright County issues a notification about a potential safety hazard or concern, you will receive a message on the voice or text communication methods that you have registered. If requested for the notification, you can confirm that you have received the message, and you will not be contacted by any subsequent methods regarding that particular notification. If you do not confirm, the system will continue to attempt to reach you at all the contact methods that you have provided.

Sign up for Notifications

Create an account and add your contact and location information into the Citizen’s Alert system. All information you provide will be kept strictly confidential.

To Stop Receiving Notifications

You can stop receiving notifications at any time by removing your contact information from your profile.

  1. Rachel Leonard

    City Administrator

  2. Mike Mossey

    Fire Chief