The Clayton County Office of Emergency Management operates under the guidance of Fire Chief Landry Merkison, and is responsible for coordinating all activities necessary to protect Clayton’s residents from natural, technological and manmade disasters and other emergencies that threaten the County. EMA coordinates Emergency Management Services for the County by providing leadership, planning, education and resources to protect lives, property and the environment. To learn more about what you can do to prepare Click Here.

In times of emergency or disaster, EMA coordinates the response of local agencies ensuring the most appropriate resources are dispatched to the impacted area. Through its major programs, EMA works with local governments, volunteer organizations and the private sector throughout Clayton County to develop disaster preparedness plans and mitigation projects, and provide training and exercise activities.The mission of the Office of Emergency Management is also accomplished by encouraging citizens to prepare family preparedness plans and to take the necessary steps to ensure their survival for the first 72 hours after a major disaster. This will allow sufficient time for outside assistance to arrive.

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