Union County Emergency Management
James Franklin, Director
6 West South Street, Suite 3
Office: (765) 458-0505
Emergency: (765) 458-5194
The mission of Union County Emergency Management is to lessen the loss of life, reduce injuries, and reduce property damage during natural, technological, and man-made events through mitigation (reducing the negative impact of disasters before they occur), preparedness (conducting training and exercises for emergency responders, creating/ updating emergency plans), response (coordinating quick and timely response by providing resources and equipping emergency responders), and recovery (coordinating and expending restoration efforts).
Union County Emergency Management:
Coordinates and/or performs federal/state directives countywide under the Homeland Security Act, SARA Title III and IN State Code, Title 10-14-3.
Provides countywide emergency management services (mitigation, preparedness, response, recovery).
Provides effective coordination for emergency personnel involved in Emergency Management issues (training, exercises, actual events).
Continues to seek out funding opportunities from various sources so as to benefit County Government, the public, and emergency response agencies.
Develops, coordinates and brings to the County training opportunities for all emergency responders.
Identifies, develops protocols for and assists in strengthening countywide critical infrastructure facilities.
Identifies, develops protocols for and coordinates continuity of local/county government and businesses during actual events.
Union County Emergency Management is under the direction of James Franklin. The EMA Director assists local emergency response leaders who coordinate or support local incident management at major or complex emergencies or disasters. The EMA Director also assists individuals and local jurisdictions with recovery from natural or man-made disasters, in addition to coordinating mitigation programs designed to reduce the impact of future disasters on a community.
Any questions, concerns, or comments please feel free to call the EMA Director at 765-458-0505.
Union County Communications / 911 and Union County Emergency Management provide Emergency Notification for Severe Weather Watches and Warnings via Land Line, Cell Phone, Text Message and Email thru Nixle Emergency Alerts. Please register by clicking the link below and filling in the blanks.