Emergency Management

Responsibilities

Emergency Management is the lead agency of government responsible for the coordinated response of resources to all disasters. The Emergency Management office is responsible for all phases of an emergency: preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery. This includes:

  • Compiling information on hazardous materials
  • Ensuring that the Emergency Operations Center is fully capable of operation at all times
  • Planning for disasters
  • Responding to chemical spills and natural and man-made disasters

This office also acts as liaison for Yadkin County to the State Division of Emergency Management during times of disaster.

Mission Statement

To enhance the protection of the citizens of the county, their property, and the environment from natural and man-made disasters through planning, preparation, and response.

Emergency Management with State and Federal partners assessing damage from Tropical Storm Michael