What is Emergency Management?
Emergency Management is a
community-wide effort to incorporate all available resources to mitigate,
prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies and disasters.
While State and Federal Emergency
response organizations exist, disasters impact local citizens and response
is primarily performed by local organizations. This includes the
coordination of public and private emergency services providers, contingency
plans development, training, and public education to save lives and protect
property from the effects of all hazards.
The mission of the McNairy County
Emergency Management Agency is to develop a comprehensive program that seeks
to mitigate the effects of various hazards, to prepare for measures which
will preserve life and minimize damage, to respond during emergencies to
provide assistance, and to establish a recovery system to return the
community to normal status.