The Emergency Management Division of the Columbus
Fire and Emergency Medical Services is responsible for the overall
preparedness of this city government for emergencies or disasters that
we may face. This division maintains and operates the Emergency
Operations Center where city leaders and public safety department heads
would meet and conduct response and recovery operations in the event of
a major emergency or disaster. The Operations Center is well secured
and protected and provides ample communications equipment on various
bands and frequencies allowing command level staff to monitor and direct
response and recovery operation.
This division is responsible for several emergency plans that would be
implemented if necessary. Some of these plans are the, “Muscogee County
Emergency Operations Plan”, “Mass Casualty Plan”, “Water Distribution and Sewer Waste Disposal Plan”, "Hazard Mitigation (Pre-Disaster) Plan", and the “Emergency Alert System Plan”. Other
plans supplement these operational plans and the planning function of
The division is further
charged with the public information and warning function. In June
2003, we replaced our outdoor emergency warning siren system. The new
system consists of 47 outdoor emergency warning sirens placed
strategically throughout Muscogee County and the system is capable of
issuing 6 separate warning tones plus providing the ability to make
voice announcements from individual sirens, any combination of sirens or
through the entire warning siren system. In the event of a major
emergency or disaster this division would utilize the local media to
disseminate information to the public in a timely manner.
The Emergency Management
Division is further charged with the coordination of all State and
Federal response resources in the event that they are needed and were to
respond to this jurisdiction.
Individual readiness and
family preparedness information is available on this web site and it is
highly recommended that all families and individual take every action
possible protect themselves and their families. For further information
contact the Emergency Management Division at 706-225-4072.