COUNTY EMERGENCY SERVICES
County Emergency Management serves as a facilitator for response
agencies to discuss and plan for Homeland Security. In many ways,
terrorism is similar to the other natural and manmade risks that we
address in our all Hazard Emergency Plan. One major difference is the
terrorist goal of inflicting mass casualties. Hamilton County Emergency
Management serves as liaison for local, state and federal response
agencies to share information to prevent terrorism and facilitate
planning and preparation for response and recovery should a terrorist
County Emergency Management also serves as the host agency for the other
9 counties in
In April 2003 the Hamilton County Commission adopted a resolution establishing the Hamilton County Office of Homeland Security operating within the Department of Hamilton County Emergency Services.
The objective of the local office of Homeland Security is to coordinate efforts to prevent an act of terrorism, to plan and prepare for response and recovery should an act of terrorism occur in our community. Hamilton County serves as the host county for the 10 counties included in Tennessee Homeland Security District 3.