Emergency Management Agency
Tony Finnell, Director EMA
Emergency Management, in essence, is the organization, coordination and management of available resources and responsibilities for dealing with all aspects of emergencies, in particular, preparedness, planning, response, mitigation and recovery.
Emergency management involves plans, structures and operational arrangements established to engage the normal endeavors of government, voluntary and private agencies in a comprehensive, coordinated means to respond to the public’s needs in the event of an emergency or disaster.
Alerting and notifying appropriate agencies when disaster strikes
Coordinating response recovery activities among multiple participating agencies and jurisdictions
Constantly monitoring incident status and maintaining situational awareness
Responding to complex incidents
Coordinating available resources to be mobilized in times of disaster
Developing plans and procedures in response to and recovery from disasters
Developing and providing preparedness materials and presentations to the public and business community