Emergency Management / Fire Department
Emergency situations take place every day throughout this community. It takes a team of dedicated professionals to make certain that Hancock County is prepared. With direct and continuous communications with the cities of Bay St. Louis, Diamondhead, and Waveland, along with the Hancock County Sheriff's Office, and the volunteer fire departments in the communities throughout the county, the EMA office is there to give guidance and support.
Emergency Management Agency
The Hancock County Emergency Management Agency provides protection for the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of Hancock County.
These goals are accomplished through effective contingency planning, disaster event coordination with local and state agencies, all-hazards public education, disaster training, and exercises for emergency responders which is accomplished throughout the five phases of Emergency Management: prevention, preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation.
Hancock County Local Emergency Planning Committee
The next Hancock County Local Emergency Planning Committee Meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 17, 2023, at 10 am, at Stennis Airport.
Outreach & Training Events
To request the EMA office to attend an outreach event, please contact Ashley Ladner at 228-255-0942.
Sign Up For The Free CodeRED Emergency Notification Service
CodeRED will notify you in the event of an emergency situation or critical community alert through a phone call, text message, email, or mobile app notification. Examples include severe weather, natural disasters, evacuation notices, power outages, boil water notices, missing persons, and any other potentially dangerous or hazardous situations.
Register for CodeRED online by creating an account. Once registered, download the CodeRED mobile app to have alerts sent directly to your mobile device. The app is available for download on any Apple or Android device.
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Recent national tragedies remind us that the risk is real: an active shooter incident can happen in any place at any time. The best ways to make sure you and your loved ones stay safe are to prepare ahead of time and be ready. Taking a few steps now and mentally rehearsing what to do can help you react quickly when every second counts.