The Emergency Management Agency is responsible for protecting Worth County Citizens from the effects of disasters, natural and man-made. The agency coordinates and assists all municipal officials’ efforts as well as the unincorporated areas of the county during disasters and crisis situations.

Agency personnel coordinate with municipal and county officials to develop emergency action plans for such hazards as chemical spills, fires, floods, severe thunderstorms, tornadoes, hurricanes, nuclear, bio-terrorism, and transportation incidents. These plans are routinely tested by county and municipal leaders with full scale drills and tabletop exercises.

When an emergency arises or disaster threatens, the county’s response is coordinated by the Emergency Management Agency by activating and manning the Emergency Operations Center (E.O.C.). Representatives from the county and municipalities make decisions in the E.O.C. and communicate to the authorities in the field.