Emergency Management

To provide more reliable communication to residents and businesses in the area, the Christian County Emergency Management asks that citizens sign up to receive notifications and alerts from its Smart911 communication system. 

The Smart911 system can make phone calls or send text messages to people in specific areas in the event of an emergency, and to share weather hazards, traffic issues including road closures, and other time-sensitive news. 
Register HERE

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Emergency Contact Information

Agency Phone
Ozark Police Department 417-581-6600
Ozark Fire Dept/Emergency Managment 417-581-4436
Christian County Emergency Management 417-581-2126
Christian County Health Department 417-581-7285
Christian County Sheriff Dispatch 417-581-1030


Portable generators are internal combustion engines used to generate electricity. They are useful when temporary or remote power is needed, and are commonly used during cleanup and recovery efforts following disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, etc. This link discusses specific hazards inherent with the use of generators and also provides helpful information to ensure that workers and others using such equipment remain safe
Porable Generator Safety ESFi pamphlet image II 10-2014

Storm Siren Testing

The City of Ozark along in partnership with Christian County Emergency Management Agency will conduct a special siren test of individual sirens the SECOND Wednesday of the month at 10:00 a.m.  Residents may hear siren tones of short duration from individual sirens.   

It should be understood that on occasion, individual sirens may also be sounded throughout the year as part of general maintenance activities. More information about Storm Siren Management in link: Storm Siren Information


Storm Siren Information and Procedures

A new storm siren costs about $23,000.  If you look at the top of the storm siren you will notice it looks like 4 trumpets stacked on top of each other. Each one of these horns has a speaker driver in the back of the horn.  When all the speaker drivers are in operation the siren has rotating range of about 5800’.  When the sirens are sounding, they will sound for 3 minutes then shut off for 10 minutes. If a warning is still in effect,  the sirens will be set off again for the same amount of time. 

The map (view map) shows the  storm siren coverage once we have made all the upgrades.  The map (view map) shows the current coverage of the storm sirens as it sits today.  The City is in the process of upgrading  all of the sirens and have spent over $10,000 in materials.  The materials arrived on May 31st and will be installed in a timely manner.

We continue to monitor the sirens on a daily basis to ensure the storm sirens alert citizens in the event of a potential threat

Storm Siren Procedures

Outdoor Waning Sirens:

  • The City of Ozark maintains and operates 8 storm sirens which are strategically located throughout the City.
  • The primary reason for the existence of these sirens is to alert any citizen that is outside a building of a potential situation, so that they may seek shelter and obtain additional information via radio, televised or other communication.
  • The sirens are equipped with a receiver and are activated via radio wave signals.
  • The sirens are programmed to run continuously for 3 minutes, followed by a 10 minute pause.
  • If an eminent threat remains in the area after the ten minute pause the sirens will be activated once again.
  • This process will continue until there is no longer an eminent threat in the area.

The Warning Sirens will be Activated When:

  • National Weather Service issues a TORNADO WARNING with the Christian County in the warned polygon and in the path of the storm.
  • A trained spotter reports Rotation, Funnel Cloud, or Tornado in the county. This may include storms tracking towards the Christian County from any adjacent counties.
  • National Weather Service issues a THUNDERSTORM WARNING producing life threatening winds approximately 75 mph or greater.
  • A trained spotter reports life threatening winds approximately 75 mph our greater in or approaching the Christian County.

A link to additional information: CLICK HERE

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