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Emergency Management

Clarke County Fire, EMS & Emergency Management is responsible creating and managing the framework within Clarke County government works to reduce vulnerability to hazards and cope with disasters in five primary areas:

Prevent, avoid, or stop an imminent, threatened or actual act of terrorism.

Protect residents, visitors, and assets against the greatest threats and hazards in a manner that allows our interests, aspirations and way of life to thrive.

Reduce the loss of life and property by lessening the impact of future disasters.

Respond quickly to save lives, protect property and the environment, and meet basic human needs in the aftermath of a catastrophic incident.

Focus on the timely restoration, strengthening, and revitalization of infrastructure, housing, and a sustainable economy as well as the health, social, cultural, historic, and environmental assets affected by a catastrophic incident.

For more information, contact Brian Lichty, Director of Fire, EMS & Emergency Management, at (540) 955-5113 or