Montana's State Emergency Response Commission

The State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) members are appointed by the governor. The twenty-nine-member commission advises the Governor on emergency response and preparedness issues relevant to administering state and federal requirements.  The SERC may select members, or other subject matter experts to serve on committees and subcommittees set up by the commission.

The SERC recognizes and works with several committees which are:

  • Steering Committee
  • Hazardous Materials Committee
  • All-Hazards Response Committee
  • Senior Advisory Committee (SAC)
  • Montana Emergency Response Framework - Emergency Support Functions (MERF-ESF) Committee
  • Emergency Alert System / Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (EAS/IPAWS) Committee

The service of individuals serving on the SERC and its associated committees to Montana is important and valued.  The advice and decisions made by the SERC and its associated committees make Montana a better place to live and work.  Members can find information and background materials in the SERC Members Packet

The SERC is continually reviewing its mission to see what improvements or changes should be made to strengthen our emergency response capabilities.  Making Montana a secure, disaster resilient state requires many stakeholders finding ways to adequately prepare and respond to emergencies.  We strive to listen to the whole community so that we ensure the SERC and committees are responsive to their needs.

If you have any questions regarding these materials, please contact the SERC at mtserc@mt.gov or contact Disaster and Emergency Services at (406) 324-4777. 


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Integrated Public Alert and Warning System

Integrated Public Alert and Warning System

During an emergency, the public needs life-saving information in a timely manner.

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State Emergency Response Commission Meeting

State Emergency Response Commission Meeting

The State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) is comprised of 29 members that represent private industry, local governmental and responder groups, state agencies, and federal military partners. The SERC meets twice per year and receives updates from the following committees:

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