To Contact Us

1241 Helen Highway
Suite 100
Cleveland, Georgia 30528

Public Safety Office: 706-865-9500
Fire Services Office: 706-865-3855
Animal Control Office: 706-219-2689
Fax: 706-219-3084


Emergency Management

The mission of White County Emergency Management is to provide a comprehensive and aggressive all-hazards approach to homeland security and disaster initiatives, mitigation, preparedness, response, recovery and special events. The purpose of our mission is to protect life and property and to prevent and/or reduce the negative impact of natural and man-made events in White County.

Mitigation and Preparedness:
Even before the unthinkable happens, emergency management works to reduce the impact of a disaster and plan the response in order to save lives and make White County a safer place to live. Emergency Management helps the community analyze the hazards that may affect them and develop mitigation strategies and emergency operations plans.

Response:
When disaster strikes, sometimes the destruction is so severe that the County’s responders are overwhelmed. That is when EMA steps in to help and may ask the Governor to declare a State of Emergency in order to make state resources available to the afflicted area.

Recovery:
It can take years for a community to recover from a disaster, and EMA is there every step of the way. Whether coordinating clean-up efforts, educating victims about available relief programs, distributing disaster relief funds, or providing communities with the tools to identify public structures in areas that are at risk of damage, EMA is ready to address the consequences of disaster and reduce future risk.




The Community Emergency Response Team

(CERT) program educates people about disaster preparedness and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, and disaster medical operations. Using their training, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event and can take a more active role in preparing their community.




This playbook describes how communities organize and align key functional roles and responsibilities to work collaboratively with other community, State, and Federal partners, the private sector, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to ensure that their residents and essential services rapidly recover. The following sections describe community roles and responsibilities, response structures, and how communities work with key partners to provide an effective, unified response.