The Fayette County Emergency Management Agency coordinates the county’s preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation efforts to disasters. The Emergency Management Agency works with local, state, and federal governments, in partnership with the private sector and faith-based community, to prevent and respond to natural and man-made emergencies.
Hazard Mitigation is defined as "any sustained action taken to reduce or eliminate the long-term risk to human life and property from hazard events." It is a continuous process that occurs before, during and after disasters and serves to break the cycle of damage and repair in hazardous areas. In cooperation with the Georgia Emergency Management Agency, we have developed comprehensive, federally approved hazard mitigation plans and projects to protect people and property from exposure to natural hazards.
Planning, preparation and training are essential when dealing with different types of disasters. The Emergency Management Agency develops and maintains a comprehensive emergency plan to ensure mitigation and preparedness, appropriate response, and timely recovery from natural and man-made hazards which may affect residents of Fayette County. All actions undertaken by emergency management focus on the protection of lives and property, with special sensitivity toward victims and their families. We encourage education and training to prepare the citizens of Fayette to respond to an emergency or disaster in the most cost-efficient manner.
During significant emergency events requiring multiple agency involvement, the Emergency Management Agency is responsible for activating the Emergency Operations Center or “EOC” and coordinating the response. The Emergency Management Agency is also responsible for making recommendations to the chief executive officer of the local governing board to request assistance from the State when local capabilities are exceeded.
As soon as practical both during and after response, the Emergency Management Agency is responsible to begin coordinating recovery activities. These activities can include damage assessment, request for federal aid, debris removal, restoring utilities, and rebuilding critical infrastructure and facilities.
BECOME INFORMED & PREPARED
Citizens of the county can assist with community preparedness by becoming informed and preparing themselves and their families for emergencies. In the event of a disaster citizens should be prepared to cope with the incident until help arrives. Information on how to better prepare you and your family for disasters can be obtained by visiting websites such as:
WEATHER WARNING SIRENS
Sirens are an outdoor warning system designed only to alert those who are outside that dangerous weather is approaching. The recommended protective action for citizens to take when severe weather threatens and outdoor warning sirens are activated is take shelter indoors on the lowest level of the structure and to seek additional information on the radio (local or NOAA Weather Radio) or television.
For alerts indoors, every home and business should have a NOAA Weather Radio All-Hazards. NOAA Weather Radio is like a smoke detector for severe weather, and it can wake you up when a warning is issued for your area so you can take appropriate action.
Thank you for your interest in the Fayette County Emergency Management Agency. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or comments you may have.
Fayette County Fire/EMS/Emergency Management
140 W. Stonewall Ave., Suite 214
Fayetteville, GA 30214