Washington County EMA coordinates the efforts of the county in the areas of Mitigation, Preparedness, Response, and Recovery from disasters and major emergencies that occur in the county. An "All-Hazard" approach is used in emergency planning regardless of the cause or nature of the emergency. Emergency Management anticipates emergencies, takes steps to prevent loss of life and property, and provides a quick response when disasters strike. The staff consists of a Director and a Deputy Director with support from all First Responder agencies in the County.
Maintain a workable Local Emergency Operations Plan.
Maintain the local Hazard Mitigation Plan.
Encourage and facilitate interagency cooperation and coordination of various local first responders and their departments.
Maintain the public notification system that disseminates emergency warning information to the public.
Maintain communication with the Georgia Emergency Management Agency as the liaison between the County and the State for resources needed when a disaster occurs.
Maintain records and prepare and submit quarterly and annual reports to GEMA to maintain the state's requirements for counties to remain eligible for Federal funding.
Maintains the County Radio Communications System which is a digital trunked style system transmitting from three tower sites.
The Washington County Emergency Management Agency works directly under the County Commissioners and County Administrator. All-City governments in Washington County have adopted the County’s emergency plans to cover their local jurisdiction.
Fire Departments are trained to extricate victims from vehicles
2000 Gallon Pumper/Tanker for rural fire support
County Rescue Truck
Register your phone numbers to receive weather warnings and any other emergency messages that may be sent by the local emergency agencies. There is no cost for this service and it is for Washington County residents only.