There is an opportunity for the agencies within the state who manage key energy and natural resource areas to improve communication and coordination that occurs during emergencies and to have a stronger presence on the ground after an emergency. This initiative creates a framework and provides training to ensure reliable coordination among state agencies. In case of an energy or natural resource related emergency, such as a forest fire, coal train derailment, or waterway chemical spill, local emergency agencies have the first responsibility to respond. If the incident severity requires response from multiple local and state agencies, a rapid coordinated response of action and communication from state agencies is critical. County emergency coordinators must be involved and continue to provide leadership and assist in response.
Key state agencies have plans, personnel, and training needed to address an energy and natural resources related emergency effectively, and in a coordinated manner. Together the state team will deploy when necessary to support emergency responses.
Wyoming Office of Homeland Security
Wyoming Departments of Transportation, Environmental Quality, Health, Public Service Commission, Workforce Services/Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Oil and Gas Commission, Wyoming Business Council, Wyoming Pipelines Authority.