The City Emergency Management Organization (CEMO) Department was established by the City Council to design and execute effective disaster preparedness strategies in order to safeguard our residents at times of emergency. Our proactive initiatives are standardized through the tripartite partnership that we have established with the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) and the District Emergency Management Organization (DEMO).
Since January of 2012, CEMO has been established as a permanent portfolio of the City Council and has been serving to protect and assist the Belizean public in the face of natural disasters.
Mission Statement: Committed to working with the Private Sector, NGO's, Communities and Government, to enhance our capabilities and strengthen capacity in order to preserve life and protect property
CEMO is headquartered at City Hall, #810 Regent Street Belize City with their Emergency Operation Center located at the Belize City Civic Center.
CEMO's responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Structure and Staff of CEMO
CEMO has 13 Sub-Committees under the chairmanship of the Mayor of Belize City Mr. Bernard Wagner along with the 10 City Councilors.
Members of CEMO are drawn from a wide range of city-based stakeholders from the Public and Private Sectors, and Statutory Boards.
Core Partners of CEMO Includes:
CEMO Councilor: Michael Norales
CEMO Liaison Officer: Melony Dawson