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Marshall County
Emergency Management Agency

“One Team-One Plan-All Hazards”

Our Mission

The primary mission of the Marshall County EMA is to protect life, property and the environment in the event of a disaster or crises situation, through a comprehensive and integrated program of mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery for all hazards.

Mission Statement

The Marshall County EMA is the coordinating agency for multi-jurisdictional and multi-agency response in Marshall County for all emergencies and Homeland Security. We are committed to serving the public before, during and after times of emergency by promoting effective coordination between agencies, and encouraging preparedness of the public and organizations involved in emergency response. ‘One Team-One Plan- All Hazards’.

Message from the Director:

Welcome to the website of the Marshall County Emergency Management Agency. We have made great strides over the past few years in our efforts to improve emergency preparedness and response capabilities in Marshall County. We, as a community, have a duty to do everything we can to prepare for potential emergencies, as well as implement programs and policies that will lessen the impact of disasters when they occur. This duty involves every individual, beginning in the home, in our schools, in our businesses and industry, to government, to houses of worship, and finally, our very community culture.

The EMA stands ready to respond to disasters and provide assistance and support of our emergency responders and emergency service partners. However, we rely on each resident to do their part by being prepared, staying informed and getting involved in emergency preparedness. Your families’ preparedness level is your responsibility and I encourage you to explore this website for the necessary information you need to prepare yourself and your family for the next emergency or disaster that affects Marshall County.

As a community, we have been there for each other over the turmoil and tragedy of these past three years beginning with the Preston Island and South Sauty Tornado’s of 2009, to the Albertville Tornado of 2010 and again during the historic Tornado Outbreak of April 27, 2011. We have ‘Weathered the Storms’ together- as a community- as ‘ONE’. It has been the witnessing of these disasters and the impacts on our neighbors and friends that prompts me to urge each and every one of you to take preparing for futures disasters as if though your very life depends on it’because, it very well may.

Remember, this is your emergency management program, and it is our goal to provide you with the most accurate information possible and to be responsive to your needs. If you have any questions and/or suggestions, please do not hesitate to call or email us.

Finally, I want you to know that I remain dedicated to finding additional ways to prepare and protect our citizens and support our response community in the years ahead with your help and support.


Anita McBurnett