Rice County Emergency Management

Rice County Emergency Management maintains an on-call state of readiness twenty four hours a day, seven days a week. This is accomplished by the dedication of Minnesota Certified Emergency Managers. Jennifer Hauer-Schmitz serves as the County Emergency Management Director and F. John Rowan serves as the Deputy Director of Emergency Management.

The mission of Rice County Emergency Management is to minimize the impact of catastrophic events on our citizens, the economy, and public infrastructure. This is accomplished through working in 5 mission areas:


We hope this website will provide you with valuable information regarding the emergency management program and our services along with helpful disaster preparedness information.