curve slider image

Dodge County Emergency Management is a division of the Dodge County Sheriff's Office.  The Emergency Management Director is Matt Maas.  His Deputy Emergency Management Director is Erin Wegner.  This division exists to assist the residents, employers, schools, and other organizations within Dodge County prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters and large scale emergencies of all kinds.  

Emergency Management EM50 in Mantorville

Code Red

Code Red Details

Dodge County Emergency Management is responsible for the following:

  • Maintain a usable Emergency Operations Plan (EOP)
  • Encourage and facilitate interagency cooperation and coordination
  • Maintain and operate and effective Emergency Operations Center (EOC)
  • Disseminate warning information to the public, emergency responders, schools, governmental agencies, local businesses, and organizations
  • Actively promote school, governmental, and citizen disaster preparedness and self-sufficiency through public education programs
  • When needed, respond to disaster/emergency incidents to assist emergency response agencies with incident coordination, assist communications, obtain outside resources, and maintain government.

Director Maas recieved the 2017 MN Emergency Management Director of the Year AwardDodge County Emergency Management operates under the direction of the Sheriff.  During disaster/emergency events, the Emergency Management Director is responsible for activating and staffing the county Emergency Operations Center (EOC). The role of the EOC is to assist emergency responders in coordinating the response activities, allocating resources, and facilitating recovery efforts.  Questions and/or concerns regarding Dodge County Emergency Managment can be directed to Director Matt Maas by phone #507-635-6132, or by email at matt.maas@dodgecountymn.gov.

Dodge County EOC Photos


During times of disasters emergency response teams are under a very high demand and their resources may be very limited. It is up to you to ensure that you and your family are prepared for these unfortunate situations. By not preparing yourself, you are counting on others to take care of you while those resources are stretched very thin. Each person should be prepared for self sufficiency for up to seven (7) days.

Self Preparedness Helpful Links:

The following links are helpful internet sites that can assist you in developing an effective preparedness plan for you and your family.

nwsReady America Code Ready511mn.org 


Emergency Warning and Notifications:

Dodge County utilizes the following means of disseminating warning and notifications to the public:

KTTC Channel 10 Rochester KROC 106.9 FM 1340 AM
NWS NOAH Weather Radios
KAAL TV Channel 6 Austin

KAUS 99.99 FM

  KQLC 95.9 FM 920 AM

96.1 FM
Albert Lea


KOWZ 100.9 FM
Blooming Prairie


KDHL 95.9 FM 920 AM



Emergency Managment Director Matt MaasDodge County is now a WEATHER READY NATION AMBASSADOR.  We have improved and added equipment in our Dispatch Center to better prepare and monitor extreme weather events coming into the county.   The WEATHER READY NATION AMBASSADOR initiative is an effort to formally recognize NOAA partners who are improving the nation's readiness against extreme weather, water, and climate events.  As an Ambassador, we are committed to working with NOAA and other Ambassadors to strengthen national resilience against extreme weather. 

Other Helpful Links: