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The Vision

"To provide the most responsive and progressive emergency management services anywhere, so our citizens can enjoy the best possible quality of life”


Our Mission

“The Atlanta-Fulton County Emergency Management Agency’s (AFCEMA) mission is to enhance the preparedness and resiliency of our communities by coordinating and integrating activities necessary to build, sustain, and improve the capability to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from natural or man-made disasters.”


What is EMA?

The Atlanta-Fulton County Emergency Management Agency (AFCEMA) is the lead county organization responsible for providing management and coordination of mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery activities within its area of responsibility. This is accomplished via hazard mitigation as well as preparation and response planning done in partnership with City/County agencies, regional and state level partners, non-profit entities, schools and the private sector.

Additionally, AFCEMA is also responsible for;

  • Developing and maintaining the County’s local emergency operation plan (LEOP) in partnership with the various agencies that represent the core emergency support functions.
  • Coordinating and implementing plans and programs to help prevent or lessen the impact of emergencies and disasters.
  • Maintaining the Multi-Agency Coordination Center in a state of readiness.
  • Overseeing the management of the Multi-Agency Coordination Center during emergency activations.
  • Providing situational awareness to elected officials and senior administrators.
  • Coordinating all emergency management activities, services and programs.

Functioning as the official liaison to the Georgia Emergency Management Agency and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as well as any other public/private agencies and organizations involved in emergency response

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