What we do:
The Emergency Management Act of 1955 “mandates that the Marshall County Emergency Management Agency be established and that a Director carries out the program for emergency management within the county.”
Upon the occurrence of an emergency or disaster the MCEMA establishes and activates the Emergency Operations Center through which control and coordination of county disaster response is accomplished. Maintain and operate the Mobile Communications Unit.
Coordinate for local, state and federal government response and recovery operations during a major emergency or disaster.
Monitor severe weather watches, warnings and special statements issued by the National Weather Service and provide this information to other local government departments including public safety and public works agencies.
Manage and coordinate the operations for Outdoor Warning Sirens Systems for the County.
MCEMA administers and allocates available federal and state funding to local governments and administration of the County EMA Operating Budget.
MCEMA is the County’s Liaison to the Alabama Department of Homeland Security and administers all Homeland Security Grants awarded to the county.
MCEMA provides training courses in comprehensive emergency response to county and city governments and to interested parties with a role in emergency management or response.
MCEMA assists local agencies in developing scenarios and conducting exercises to test emergency operations plans and operational capability.
MCEMA assists jurisdictions in radiological response planning. Radiological response training is offered for both war and peacetime radiological hazards.
MCEMA serves as the focal point and staff support for the Marshall County LEPC for All Hazards.
MCEMA provides guidance and makes recommendations to members of the Marshall County VOAD on Volunteer Activities and plans to include Local Recovery Center Operations, Volunteer Registration and Recovery Activities.
MCEMA provides guidance and makes recommendations for the coordination, plans and activities for the Marshall County Unmet Needs and Long Term Recovery Committees.
MCEMA makes recommendations to local jurisdictions on mitigation activities to eliminate or reduce loss of life and property for specific types of hazards.
MCEMA maintains a variety of public information materials for distribution and use. The Agency is involved in and promotes special public awareness campaigns such as severe weather preparedness week. In addition, guidance is available on public information dissemination during disasters.