The Office of Emergency Management will provide a comprehensive emergency management program to reduce the loss of life and protect critical infrastructure within Mississippi County.
The establishment of the Mississippi County Office of Emergency Services was authorized by Act 511 of 1973 and created by Mississippi County Quorum Court Order #CO 74-10. The name of the office was changed to the Office of Emergency Management by Mississippi County Quorum Court Order #CO 2005-18 in September 2005. The position of 'Coordinator' for the Office of Emergency Management is filled by appointment by the County Judge.
The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is responsible for:
Emergency preparedness and disaster planning
Coordinating efforts of multiple agencies including governmental, volunteer, and private
Mitigation and recovery during a disaster event
Coordinating the efforts of emergency service providers including rural fire departments, search and rescue teams, RACES, ambulance, and hazardous materials response
Notice: Arkansas Storm Shelter rebate program has been suspended.
The Arkansas Department of Emergency Management will no longer take shelter rebate applications due to lack of funding.