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What does the EMA do?


We are the link that connects people to receive the help and resources they need before, during, and after emergencies and disasters.


Through our relationships we are able to identify federal, state, local, and non-profit programs, opportunities, and equipment that can best assist in mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery to our communities.


Through building strong relationships and facilitating access to needed resources, Calhoun county has the ability to withstand and recover from emergencies and disasters

Protecting the Citizens of Calhoun County

The goal of the Calhoun County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) is to protect the health, safety, and economic interests of the residents of Calhoun County from the impacts of natural and man-made hazards. The EMA is responsible for coordinating with other local, state, and federal agencies before, during, and after a disaster strikes. We are also here to assist local governments, businesses, and other organizations with disaster preparedness training and emergency plans.

The Calhoun County EMA works towards our goal of protecting our citizens through mitigation and preparedness programs as well as response and recovery efforts. Mitigation efforts include projects like community tornado saferooms. Our preparedness program is focused on educating the citizens of Calhoun County about the many hazards they may face, both natural and man-made. Our public outreach program includes preparedness presentations to students, community groups, businesses, and seniors. The goal of this program is to stress the importance of individual preparedness.

When a disaster happens, the Calhoun County EMA is ready to respond. Our agency hosts the county's Emergency Operation Center (EOC). The EOC is the central coordination hub during major incidents. The EMA works closely with local first responders, municipalities, the Calhoun County Commission, and other stakeholders. The Calhoun County EMA also works with citizens and businesses to manage disaster recovery efforts. For any presidentially-declared disaster, the Calhoun County EMA coordinates the delivery of state and federal disaster assistance programs to affected residents.

The Calhoun County EMA is here to serve you!

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