About EMA

The Emergency Management program is based on the requirements of the Georgia Emergency Management Act of 1981, as amended December 1992.

Emergency Management is the managerial function of Jenkins County government, charged with creating and maintaining the framework within the community to reduce vulnerability to hazards and cope with disasters that may impact the county.

What we do:

  • Develop and maintain all local emergency Management programs, projects, and plans required by state and federal government.
  • Maintain the emergency Operations center (EOC) for Jenkins County and municipalities.
  • Provide 24-hour coordination of resources to emergencies and disasters.
  • Provide 24-hour emergency coordination to multiple response agencies.
  • Provide liaison with local, state and federal authorities during major emergency and disasters.
  • Develop, coordinated and conduct emergency management training/exercise programs.
  • Develop and distribute emergency management presentations, brochures, pamphlets, public service announcements and other relevant information for civic organizations, business, and the public.


To protect Jenkins County citizens by coordinating and integrating all activities necessary to build, sustain, and improve the capability to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from threatened or actual natural disasters, acts of terrorism, or other man-made disasters in order to save lives, protect property, and reduce the effects of disasters.


To create a safer, less vulnerable community with the capacity to cope with hazards and disasters.