General Information

 

Harrison County’s Emergency Management is responsible for the coordination of the Emergency Response activities of various law enforcement and fire departments, the Hazardous Material Response Team, hospital, medical, and ambulance services, as well as Red Cross, Salvation Army, Health and Human Services agencies.

 

The County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) is the operating arm of the Harrison County Emergency Management Commission.  The Commission is made up of the 10 mayors or their representative, the Sheriff or his/her representative, and a member of the Board of Supervisors.

 

A major function of the EMA is to support the responder agencies in safeguarding Harrison County during periods of disaster.  The assistance given by EMA falls into four main categories: Mitigation, Preparation, Response and Recovery.

 

 

Primary Duties

 

  • Responsible for countywide multi-hazards and their contingency plans.
  • Coordinates emergency planning activities and services in the event of a disaster.
  • Assists governing officials of municipalities and county in the event of a disaster.
  • Promotes public knowledge of emergency management and disseminates information to the public.

 

 

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