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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 (MACC) in a state of readiness.
  • Overseeing the management of the MACC 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 and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as well as any other public/private agencies and organizations involved in emergency response.

What does AFCEMA do?

WebEOC is a crisis information management system and provides secure real-time information sharing of operational details from various government and public safety groups in response to an imminent threat, emergency, or disaster.

Users interact with AFCEMA through WebEOC for:

  • Significant Event Logs
  • Resource Request
  • Fleet Management
  • Regional Weather Check-in
  • Incident Action Plan (IAP)
  • Crisis Map
  • Tree and Powerline Down
  • UASI Inventory
  • Shelter Board

Crisis Track

Crisis Track assists in conducting damage assessments and process FEMA grant applications by integrating disaster management into an organization’s typical disaster workflows - clearing roads, inspecting buildings, maintaining parks, and mapping the community. The consolidation of these activities provides the emergency manager with a community-wide view of disaster management operations. The Crisis Track system will enhance your emergency management operations for a faster, more efficient, more collaborative disaster management process.

Crisis Track Features include:

  • Preliminary Damage Assessment - consistently conduct a preliminary damage assessment with little or no team training.
  • Road Closures - capture debris and damage information due to closures on roadways and bridges.
  • Force Labor and Equipment Cost Tracking - accumulate disaster costs into the FEMA Preliminary Damage Assessment forms based on preloaded rates.
  • Emergency Management Task Tracking - track typical and atypical emergency management tasks to help you keep appraised of their status.
  • Executive View – provide your leadership with real-time updates on disaster operations, current damage assessments, and FEMA declaration thresholds.
  • Dynamic Forms – update the in-field mobile apps upon request should your information needs change.
  • Flexible Licensing – provides unlimited access to your departments and partner organizations.

Hazard Mitigation

Every community in Georgia is at risk of serious loss of life and/or property due to natural disasters, be it hurricanes, tornadoes, floods or other severe weather events. Due to the enormous costs associated with disasters, numerous programs exist to lessen the effects or mitigate natural hazard events should they occur. Mitigation is 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. It is estimated that for every dollar spent on mitigation, $4 dollars in future damages can be avoided. Effective mitigation is taking action now - before the next disaster happens. 

The GEMA/HS Hazard Mitigation Division administers FEMA funded grant programs that provide assistance to state and local governments for cost-effective projects that reduce the actual or potential risk of loss of life or property. These programs include: