Washington County Office of Emergency Management 910 Courthouse Lane Suite B Greenville, MS 38701 US

(662) 335-1945

Washington County Office of Emergency Management

Washington County Mississippi

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About Us

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What is emergency management?

Emergency management involves plans, structures and arrangements established to engage the normal endeavors of government, voluntary, and private agencies in a comprehensive and coordinated way to respond to the whole spectrum of emergency needs.  


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Our Purpose

 

Federal, State & Local Support


  The  purpose of the Office of Emergency Management of Washington County is  to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a county  we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to  prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all  hazards. The Office of Emergency Management is part of a team that  includes federal partners, state, tribal and local officials, the  private sector, non-profit and faith-based groups, and the public. The  Office of Emergency Management derives our authority from the following  federal statutes: •Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency  Assistance Act, PL 100-707, signed into law November 23, 1988. •The  Homeland Security Act of 2002, signed into law on November 25, 2002  (Pub. L. 107-296), in response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist  attacks. •Post Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act (PKEMRA),  109-295, signed into law on October 4, 2006.