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Emergency Operations Center (E.O.C.)

The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is the hub of communication during a disaster. EOC Activation Levels are established to appropriately respond to various degrees of emergencies and disasters that can affect the jurisdiction.

LEVEL
CONDITIONS
ACTIONS
STAFFING 
REQUIRED
Normal
Day-to-Day
None
None
Level 3
A situation exists which requires close monitoring .
  • Monitor situation
  • Prepare EOC for Level 2 activation
  • Activate warning and notification systems
  • Notify Level 2 agencies of Level 3 activation
HCEMA 
Staff Only
Level 2
A disaster within the capabilities of the local government.
  • Coordinate actions to minimize the loss of life and property
  • Recommend increase to Level 1 (if necessary).
  • Initiate recovery process
Designated Emergency Coordinators from local agencies, departments and bureaus.
Level 1
A catastrophic event beyond the capabilities of the local government.
  • Coordinate the response of local, state, and federal agencies
  • Inform public of current efforts, health issues, assistance, etc.
  • Continue recovery efforts
Liaisons from volunteer organizations, and state and federal agencies.

 

Local Emergency Planning Committee (L.E.P.C.)

The purpose of the Henry County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) is to establish an organization, comprised of public officials, industry representatives, and private citizens, to respond to the hazardous chemical environment, develop a comprehensive emergency plan for the community, receive information about accidental chemical releases, and collect, manage and provide public access to information on hazardous chemicals in the community.

Mission

To better protect the citizens, visitors, and environment of Henry County by improving our ability to mitigate hazardous material incidents of other emergency situations. This will be accomplished through sharing information.

Members

We currently have about 50 members on our committee. They represent many different industries and backgrounds to help ensure expertise in all aspects of emergency response. Members include:

Meetings

Regular meetings are held monthly on the first Thursday of each month. Contact the LEPC offices at 770-288-6600 for specific dates and times.

How to Join

New members are always welcomed and needed! Please call 770-288-6600 or email lepc@co.henry.ga.us for details.

Local Emergency Operations Plan (L.E.O.P.)

This Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) describes the management and coordination of resources and personnel during periods of major emergency. This comprehensive local emergency operations plan is developed to ensure mitigation and preparedness, appropriate response and timely recovery from natural and man made hazards which may affect residents of Henry County.

This plan supersedes the Emergency Operations Plan dated from old eLEOP. It incorporates guidance from the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) as well as lessons learned from disasters and emergencies that have threatened Henry County. The Plan will be updated at the latest, every four years. The plan:

  • Defines emergency response in compliance with the State-mandated Emergency Operations Plan process.
  • Establishes emergency response policies that provide Departments and Agencies with guidance for the coordination and direction of municipal plans and procedures.
  • Provides a basis for unified training and response exercises.

Download the entire Henry County Local Emergency Operations PlanPDF

Community Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.)

Watch video Henry County Citizen Corps Council CERT promotes a partnering between emergency management and response agencies and the people in the community that they serve. The goal is to train members of neighborhoods, schools, churches and workplaces in basic response skills. Then CERT teams are formed and maintained as part of the emergency response capability for their area.

The mission of the Henry County Citizen Corps Council is to harness the power of every individual through education, training and volunteer service to make the community safer, stronger, and better prepared for terrorism, crime, public health issues, and disasters of all kinds.

A major component of the Citizen Corps Council is to train citizens through the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program. When emergencies happen, CERT members can give critical support to first responders, provide immediate assistance to victims, and organize spontaneous volunteers at a disaster site. CERT members can also help with non-emergency projects that help improve the safety of the community.

To view larger images from our CERT photo gallery, please click on one of the thumbnails below:

For more information on about how you or your group can become part of the Henry County CERT program, please download and submit the CERT volunteer application.

For more questions, please call (770) 288-7865 or email the CERT team.

Emergency Management Agency

EMA Vision Statement

The Henry County Emergency Management Agency strives to be the most proactive and responsive emergency management agency possible. We are dedicated to aggressively ensuring the communities ability to survive and endure a disastrous event with the least disruption in their quality of life.

EMA Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide the most efficient and effective coordination of resources available in the mitigation of, planning and preparation for response to, and recovery from emergencies and disasters.

EMA Responsibility

The Emergency Management Agency is responsible for the management of all Emergency preparedness program areas within the County. The primary role of the Agency is to develop and implement comprehensive disaster planning, mitigation and response activities within Henry County under the provisions of Georgia statutes. Additionally, the Agency develops and maintains emergency plans for all types of natural and man-made hazards, and provides the analysis and recommendations necessary to make decisions that will effectively save lives and protect property in such emergencies.

Free training and presentations on emergency preparedness are available to the general public on request. Call us at 770-288-7870 for more information.