Emergency Management

Emergency management is a systematic, organized approach to analyzing, planning, making decisions, and assigning resources to mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from all hazards, manmade or natural. The goal of emergency management is to save lives, prevent injuries, and protect property and the environment if an emergency occurs.

The Franklin County Emergency Management Agency (FCEMA) is responsible for the emergency management of the unincorporated areas of the county and helps municipalities in their emergency management activities when requested.

During a major emergency or disaster, the FCEMA coordinates private and public sector resources to focus efforts on response and recovery. Should local and county resources and capabilities be exhausted, the FCEMA then requests assistance from state and federal emergency management organizations. The FCEMA works closely with the state and federal emergency management organizations to begin the process of recovery. It is the goal of the FCEMA to provide detailed information to the state and federal emergency management organizations to assist them in the possible implementation of assistance programs if the President makes the assistance available. For more information, feel free to contact us.