The Pike County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) is committed to the protection of life, property, and the environment for the citizens of the Pike County.
P.O. Box 377 (75 Jackson St.)
Zebulon, Ga. 30295
Jimmy Totten, Director
The EMA demonstrates this commitment by meeting or exceeding emergency management standards in the areas of mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery.
In the area of mitigation, the Pike County EMA is currently developing a pre-disaster mitigation planto eliminate or reduce the effects of hazards within the county. This project requires a group effort between the county, the cities, the state, and non-governmental agencies so that all areas within the county are protected and remain eligible for federal mitigation funds and aid.
To meet preparedness goals we continually review our emergency operations plan and conduct two exercises each year. These exercises are geared to evaluate our response capabilities and to determine what changes and improvements we need to make to meet response needs during emergencies. The department also conducts preparedness programs for the citizens and is working toward attaining StormReady® status as designated by the National Weather Service.
Proper mitigation and preparedness are both critical if we are to perform well in the next area of responsibility which is response. During significant emergency events requiring multiple agency involvement, the Pike County EMA is responsible for activating the Emergency Operations Center or “EOC” and coordinating the response. The EMA is also responsible for advising the Commission Chairman to request assistance from the State when local capabilities are overwhelmed.
As soon as practical during or after response, the EMA is responsible to begin coordinating recovery activities. These activities can include requesting the establishment of a FEMA Disaster Recovery Center, 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 until help arrives which can take from hours to days during a major event. Information on how to prepare can be obtained by visiting websites such as www.ready.georgia.gov, www.weather.gov, www.redcross.org, and www.gema.ga.gov.
Thank you for your interest in the Pike County Emergency Management Agency. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or comments you may have.