County Emergency Management Coordinators and agencies have a vital role in preparation for, response to, and recovery from disasters. County emergency management agencies are the backbone of the state's emergency management system. They provide coordination of local resources and work in partnership with the Homeland Security and Emergency Management Department (HSEMD) to ensure the emergency management and response communities have adequately planned, and are well-equipped, trained, and exercised.
Chapter 29C of the Code of Iowa authorizes the formation of Emergency Management Commissions. These commissions consist of mayors of the communities within the county, the county Sheriff and a member of the county Board of Supervisors. It is the responsibility of the commission to appoint an Emergency Management Coordinator to manage the county's program.
Emergency Management Mission
The mission of Carroll County Emergency Management Agency is to provide for the protection of life and property by assisting its citizens to prepare for, respond to, recover from, and prevent or reduce the effects of a disaster - whether it is natural or manmade.
How does Emergency Management Work?
Emergency Management involves local, state, and federal government agencies, as well as volunteer organizations and businesses working as a coordinated team. These organizations operate together during times of disaster using the County-Wide Multi-Hazard Emergency Operations Plan as their guide. This plan incorporates all resources within the county, as well as those made available through mutual aid agreements with other counties, and those resources available from the State or Federal Governments.
Listed below are some of the programs and information links to various resources to help keep Carroll County Responders and citizens prepared in case of disaster.