Emergency Management

The Nelson County Emergency Manager has the responsibilities for the day-to-day emergency management programs.  The Emergency Management Office cooperates with a comprehensive network of local, state, and federal Emergency Management personnel, governmental agencies, law enforcement, fire, ambulance, and other emergency personnel, private businesses, voluntary organizations and individuals to identify potential hazards and to apply the four phases of Emergency Management (Mitigation, Preparedness, Response, and Recovery) to develop emergency plans for each potential natural and technological hazards.

The Emergency Manager helps increase local emergency response capabilities by coordinating trainings and exercises, managing Homeland Security grants, and obtaining equipment and resources needed to meet disaster response requirements.

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