The Lincoln County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) is the lead agency for disaster related services and coordination. Our intent is to save lives, prevent injury, and protect property and the environment by taking reasonable and affordable measures to mitigate, prepare for, respond to and recovery from disasters.
EMA is responsible for planning, coordinating Mitigation, Preparedness, Response and Recovery activities related to natural and man-made disasters in Lincoln County. Other responsibilities include coordination of activities for the County's Emergency Operations Center (EOC). The EOC, when activated, is a central location where representatives of local government and private sector agencies convene during disaster situations to make decisions, set priorities and coordinate resources for response and recovery.
The EMA Director serves as the County Fire Warden and Chair of the County Fire Co-op, represents the County for disaster related incident command functions, emergency operations planning, preparedness grant funding activities, serves as Chair of the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) and maintains status of FCC 2-way radio communications licensing and use authority for licenses held by the County.