MOHSEP strives to ensure that messaging is simple for residents and unified with all public safety partners to share emergency information before, during, and after disasters.
Through the Red Stick Ready campaign residents have access to a variety of tools and information:
- Red Stick Ready Website
- Paper Brochures
- Informational Webinars from stakeholders
- Social Media
- Presentations and Trainings
- Community Events
Volunteer engagement is critical to the recovery operations and resiliency of the community. MOHSEP hosts trainings throughout the year for volunteers to enhance their skills in support of emergency operations.
As a CERT volunteer, you will work with MOHSEP to assist residents respond and recover from emergencies and disasters, including:
- Emergency Shelter Operations
- Hurricane Call Center Operations
- Pet Evacuation & Sheltering
- Special Events
- Flood Clean Up
- Disaster Recovery
Please visit the EBRP CERT page for more information and calendar of events.
Advanced Traffic Management & Emergency Operations Center
The Greater Baton Rouge metropolitan area is exposed to many natural, technological, and man-made hazards, all of which have the potential to disrupt the community. Additionally, the area is a major thoroughfare for Interstate highway, waterway, and other types of transportation, plus a major hurricane evacuation route for much of Louisiana. East Baton Rouge Parish, in conjunction with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LA DOTD), has built a state-of-the-art facility, which will integrate traffic surveillance, incident detection, traffic control, motorist information, as well as emergency response into one management center. This state-of-the-art facility is called the Advanced Traffic Management and Emergency Operation Center (ATM/EOC) and is the first of its kind to bring together many emergency response agencies.
In 2022 construction began for a $6.6 million East Baton Rouge Parish Safe Room and Training Center that will provide for largescale training and double as a staging and shelter location for first responders.