The Duplin County Emergency Management Office (EM) is a division of the Emergency Services and exists to save lives and protect property by planning, preparing, responding and mitigation of natural and man-made disasters. In times of emergency, the Emergency Management Office establishes and operates the county's Emergency Operations Center (EOC).
The EM works closely with local, state and federal agencies before and during emergencies. EM also works with local business, industry, civic groups, citizens and nursing/rest homes to provide outreach programs such as preparedness for severe weather and disaster preparedness.
Under federal regulations, EM also receives information from local business and industry about hazardous materials which may be used or stored at local companies.
EM is the liaison for Public Safety Groups for Homeland Security Grants. Their office is also responsible for writing and maintaining the county Multi-Hazard Emergency Plan. The plan is under revision and is available for public inspection at the EM office.
The EM Reminds You
Before Disaster Strikes:
- Know Whom to Call
- Have a Plan and Talk to Your Family About the Plan
- Create a Disaster Supply Kit for at Least 72 Hours
- Keep an Emergency Notification Checklist Near Your Phone
- Stay Calm