Emergency Management

Overview

Crawford County's Emergency Management Agency's ("EMA") mission is to coordinate the preparation for, response to, recovery from and mitigation against a host of potential hazards and threats that may affect the citizens of Crawford County.

Our Goals 

  • to provide coordination for the many public and private resources that are engaged during large scale incidents and disasters
  • to locate methods to prevent or mitigate loss and damage to public and private assets
  • to provide useful information to help you prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters that tend to affect each of us at one time or another

In  doing so, the Crawford County EMA implements the Emergency  Operations  Plan in coordinating emergency response and recovery  organizations. EMA  also seeks to use available means to educate the  public to prepare for  disasters of many kinds.

Crawford  County is qualified for the Federal Performance Partnership  Agreement  which ensures the county remains eligible for federal public  and individual assistance in the event of a disaster. In short, public  assistance means funding to repair and/or restore publicly-owned assets  to their pre-disaster condition while individual  assistance means  funding to repair and/or restore our citizens'assets  to their  pre-disaster condition. The type of federal assistance  available  depends on whether a Presidential Declaration is made and what  type is  approved.

How Can We Help?

Crawford County Emergency Management Agency is currently staffed by volunteers. In conjunction with local, state and federal partners, along with local businesses and community organizations, Crawford County Emergency Management Agency is tasked with coordinating on a local level, the planning and preparedness activities to ensure the community as a whole is prepared should a disaster occur.

Also, during a disaster, Crawford County Emergency Management Agency will become a liaison between the local responders and Georgia Emergency Management Agency to request additional resources.

Crawford County Emergency Management Agency conducts various training activities throughout the year. If you are interested in volunteering or assisting in Crawford County Emergency Management Agency, or participating in a training activity, please contact us via email with your contact information.

Crawford County EMA realizes communication is a key during and after a disaster.  Our community has partnered with the local Amateur Radio Emergency Service ("ARES") group.  If you are interested in joining, please contact Sonny Gilbert at wb4nku@att.net


Emergency Management Recent News

New Outdoor Warning Sirens

We are proud to announce Crawford County has two new outdoor warning sirens. This brings the total to eight sirens located throughout the...