Jackson County Emergency Management


Our Mission Statement
Jackson County Emergency Management (EMA) will be the coordinating agency to provide an all hazard approach to mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery for the purpose of providing a safe and stable environment to the people within the community.


The Emergency Management Division is responsible for work in the development, implementation and management of countywide disaster prevention, preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation.

Emergency Management is responsible for the County’s all-hazard Comprehensive Emergency Plan and coordinates the activities for the County’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC). The EOC, when activated, is a central location where representatives of local government and private sector agencies convene during disaster situations to make decisions, set priorities, and coordinate resources for response and recovery.

Animal Emergency Response in Jackson County

We will be forming our animal response initiative over the course of several classes head throughout 2018 calendar months.  Jackson County Emergency Management wants to make sure that all training and planning is taking place to ensure the proper care of all of Jackson County’s members, two legged and four legged.  If you are interested in being a vital member in the Animal Response Team that serves Jackson County, please contact Duane Davis, Director at e.m.a@jacksoncounty.in.gov


Research shows that a connected community is safer and more resilient.
Jackson County  Emergency Management has partnered with @Nextdoor, the neighborhood social network, to connect with residents and share important updates with your neighborhood. Join the conversation at www.nextdoor.com.


Receive EMERGENCY ALERTS and other important community news by signing up for the Jackson County Alert Program. This system enables us to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as Tornado Warnings, unexpected road closures, missing persons and evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods specific to Jackson County, Indiana. 

You will receive time-sensitive messages wherever you specify, such as your email, text messages, home, mobile or business phones and more. Alerts are sent based off the addresses entered in your account. You pick where and you pick how.



EMA Director

Duane Davis (812) 358-6110 email