Ada City-County Emergency Management (ACCEM), previously known as Civil Defense, is a local government agency responsible for disaster preparedness. ACCEM represents Ada County, Ada County Highway District, Boise, Eagle, Garden City, Kuna, Meridian and Star. We are a division of Ada County, Idaho, and work closely with other local, state, and federal agencies to help our community mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters and emergencies (see Emergency Management Phases on the left). This site contains information on a variety of emergency management topics.
We are located in the Vernon L. Bisterfeldt Public Safety Building at 7200 Barrister Drive in Boise. Our normal business hours are 8am - 5pm, Monday through Friday.
WHAT WE DO ...
The primary goal of ACCEM is to protect lives and property within the boundaries of Ada County. Some of our most important tasks include:
Identify hazards and risks that may affect residents of Ada County. Inventory specialized resources such as supplies, equipment, facilities, and personnel. Develop inter-governmental emergency response plans that address roles and responsibilities during emergencies and disasters. Ensure coordination and communication between government agencies, business and industry, and volunteer agencies. Provide public education and information on personal safety, disaster preparedness and hazards in Ada County.
Serving Ada County, Ada County Highway District, Boise, Eagle, Garden City, Kuna, Meridian, & Star.
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