What We Do

The Department of Community Resources and Emergency Management (CREM), works diligently to build a safer and stronger future by providing support activities and services to help Laurel withstand the impacts of unexpected circumstances. By bringing together Emergency Management, Laurel Helping Hands, and the Multiservice Center, this Department is able to meet both the mental and physical needs of individuals within the community, all while strengthening and engaging the whole community to mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from disaster situations. 

Personal, family, and community crises typically come with little to no warning, and result in a variety of short and long-term impacts. By combining mental health assistance, human services, and emergency management, this Department aims to provide the community with the resources it needs to not only endure during crisis, but to become more resilient, strengthening the community for future impacts. It is our mission to build a resilient Laure, both mentally and physically, to enhance quality of life and limit disruptions to daily activities during isolated or community-wide disasters. 


To diligently work to build a safer future by providing support and services to strengthen the capacity for Laurel to withstand the impacts of unexpected circumstances. We strive to accomplish this by creating a culture of preparedness, strengthening individuals, preserving families, fostering partnerships, and engaging the whole community. 


Building a safer, healthier, and stronger community to promote growth, resilience, and self-sufficiency. 


Community Resources and Emergency Management (CREM)

The Department of Community Services and Emergency Management plans and prepares for emergencies, educates the public about preparedness, coordinates emergency response and recovery efforts and disseminates information during emergencies and disasters.