|DeKalb Emergency Management Agency
The DeKalb County Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) will provide countywide emergency management and coordination through prevention, protection and mitigation against natural and man made disasters. Furthermore, DEMA will be a primary responder to acts of terrorism and other emergencies that threaten citizens and the County of DeKalb.
DEMA coordinates the response of local agencies ensuring the most appropriate resources are dispatched to the impacted areas in a time of a disaster. Through various programs DEMA works with local governments, volunteer organizations and the private sector throughout DeKalb County to develop and teach disaster preparedness plans, mitigation activities and provide training and exercise evaluations.
The following is a brief explanation of DEMA responsibilities:
- Maintain and Develop all local emergency management programs, projects and plans required by state and federal government.
- Maintain the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) for DeKalb County, Clarkston, Pine Lake, Stone Mountain, Chamblee, Doraville, Avondale Estates, and the City of Decatur.
- Act as a liaison with local, state and federal authorities during major emergencies and disasters.
- Provide 24-hour coordination of resources for emergencies and disasters.