Emergency Services

Emergency Management is a comprehensive effort coordinating a wide range of public safety and awareness programs to ensure that a high level of preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery will be maintained for all known hazards.

Continuous assessment, planning, training and exercising is undertaken involving public agencies and the public sector. In doing this, a partnership with a good working relationship is formed with local emergency response agencies, such as fire, law enforcement, public works, volunteer agencies, public health, and emergency medical services. These joint events bring about an awareness of each other's capabilities and limitations.

Under State and Federal law, each county is required to set up an Emergency Management organization that will best serve the entire jurisdiction. (NDCC 37-17.1-07; Federal Civil Defense Act of 1950)

Divide County implemented a new community emergency notification system called CodeRED in 2018. This is a website where residents can sign up for emergency notifications and will provide official information as available in the event of a disaster. There is no charge to sign up for weather related notifications or emergency messages. There is also CodeRED Mobile Alert app available for iPhone or Android that can get you alerts wherever you are. You can also text DivideND to 99411  to receive a direct link to enroll on your smartphone. Check it out today, sign up, and stay informed!


All 911 for Divide County are received and responders dispatched by North Dakota State Radio in Bismarck. The Divide County Emergency Services offices handles all requests for 911 addresses for rural and municipal locations within the county. Click the link for additional information and the application form.

Severe Weather Information & Tips

Divide County may experience severe weather during any season. Click the link for additional information regarding heat, cold, and storm tips.

Burn Ban & Red Flag Warnings

Fire Danger Rating System
​Divide County's Burn Ban automatically goes into effect any time the Fire Danger Index is "Very High" or "Extreme" or anytime the National Weather Service issues a Red Flag Warning for Divide County. Click for additional information to include restrictions when the burn ban is in effect.

Fire Danger Rating Definition

Individual & Family Preparedness

Basic Tips – Knowing what to do before, during and after an emergency is a critical part of being prepared and may make all the difference when seconds count. In order for you and your family to be safe before, during and after an emergency, planning in advance is critical. You may not be with your family when a disaster strikes so it is important to plan.

Emergency Planning & Plans

Emergeency Planning

Divide County has an all-hazards Local Emergency Operations Plan that was updated in 2016; we also have a Burke-Divide Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation plan that was last updated in 2018_2019.

Planning Cycle

Disaster Preparedness Links

Links to Emergency Preparedness Sites

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Office Hours:
Closed for lunch
typically 12-12:30.

In office May
May 1-2nd

May 6-9th in Fargo for training

May 13th 

May 14th 
Multihazard Mitigation Kickoff Meeting at Burke Divide Electric (Columbus)
May 15- Out of office in the morning

May 16th - Out of Office

May 17th

May 20-23rd

May 27th office closed for Memorial Day

May 28th-30th 

*office hours may vary
due to the need to be

* Fridays not in office unless otherwise noted above

Contact Information


Shari Bublitz - Emergency Manager

Divide County


Emergency Management PO Box 49 Crosby, ND 58730 701-965-6361 (office)
701-571-9218 (emergencies)
[email protected]


Emergency Notification System

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