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Emergency Management

Emergency Management is a community wide effort to incorporate available government, private and civic resources and to coordinate their application to mitigating against, preparing for, responding to and recovering from significant emergencies and disasters that can impact our county wide community.

Emergencies and disasters impact local citizens and community systems first and the most effective response is primarily performed by local emergency services and support organizations. Truly neighbors helping neighbors in time of need.

The Wayne County Emergency Management Agency is the unit of county government established under state law and county ordinance responsible for coordinating the efforts of these services and organizations through comprehensive "all hazard" planning, effective training and realist exercises.


Our supporting partners provide the hard work of making our Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan effective. When emergencies or disasters occur, they are the ones "out there" treating the injured, keeping law and order, putting out the fires, containing the spilled chemical, getting the electric power restored, operating the shelters for displaced persons, opening up the roads, clearing away the debris and a host of other things that must be done. We are proud of our fire fighters, law enforcement officers, EMS providers, hospital staff, local utility services, local businesses, churches, school districts, colleges, and civic and community organizations that take their emergency management responsibilities seriously and serve our community so well.


Matthew Cain, Director
Jon Duke, Deputy Director
Tammy Spears, Administrative Assistant



Home Guide to Emergency Preparedness

We are doing our part to prepare our community for emergencies and disasters that may impact us all. A vital component of our overall response capabilities is your ability to protect and care for your family when a disaster occurs. ARE YOU PREPARED? Use our Home Guide to Emergency Preparedness to prepare a plan for your family, for your neighbors and for your neighborhood to prepare for and respond to a range of emergency events that may affect Wayne County.

Just In Time Disaster Training Video Library

There are now 386 disaster mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery training videos embedded in the Just In Time Disaster Training Video Library with new videos being added on a daily basis. The purpose of this FREE on-line library is to provide a single, easy to search source in which individuals, agencies and organizations can access Just In Time Disaster Training Videos.



These organizations participate directly in the Wayne County Emergency Management Program by providing their expertise in managing specific aspects of the Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan:

Wayne County Commissioners

Wayne County Emergency Management Agency Advisory Council

Wayne County Local Emergency Planning Committee

Wayne County Sheriff's Department

Richmond Police Department

Cambridge City Police Department

Centerville Police Department

Dublin Town Marshal

Fountain City Police Department

Greens Fork Town Marshal

Hagerstown Police Department

Milton Town Marshal

Richmond Department of Public Works & Engineering

Wayne County Engineer

Indiana F.S.S.A. Division of Family and Children - Wayne County Office

Salvation Army

Richmond Fire Department

Abington Fire Department

Boston Fire Department

Cambridge City Fire Department

Centerville Fire/Rescue

Dublin Fire Department

Economy Fire Department

Fountain City Fire Department

Greens Fork Fire Department

Hagerstown Fire Department

Milton Fire Department

Webster Fire Department

Williamsburg Fire Department

Wayne County Auditor

Wayne County Assessor

Wayne County Health Department

Culberson Ambulance Service

Red Line EMS

Reid Hospital & Health Care Services

Wayne County Extension Office

Wayne County Emergency Communications Department

Wayne County Highway Department

Wayne County R.A.C.E.S.


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