Community Outreach

Guernsey County

Emergency Management Agency

We whole-heartedly believe in “Whole Community Approach to Emergency Management.”  Preparedness is a partnership between the Guernsey County Emergency Management Agency and business, industry, government, faith-based, non-profit, neighborhood, and social organizations.  The Guernsey County Emergency Management Agency offers a Community Outreach Program for any community event, meeting, or gathering where preparedness may be part of the message.  Please call us at 740-432-9292 to discuss what we can do for you or your organization.  Below are a few of the topics that we can offer:

  • Emergency Management 101

General discussion on the emergency management system including, Federal, State, and local responsibilities

  • Personal and Family Preparedness

Discussion on preparedness for families and individuals based on the concept of: Be Informed, Have a Plan, Make a Kit, Get Involved

  • Hazard Specific Topics

Discussion includes description of event, potential collateral impact and what to do before, during, and after an event.

    1. Flood
    2. Severe Storm
    3. Tornado
    4. Winter Storm
    5. Wildfire
    6. Hazardous Materials
    7. Power Outages
  • Continuity of Operations

Planning for the continuity of operations for government agencies, non-profits, schools, and other organizations that need to provide services during and immediately following an event that could cause a breach of normal operations.

  • Small Business Continuity & Recovery

Planning for small business owners/operators on responding to and recovering from a disaster.

  • National Incident Management System

Discussion on the National Incident Management System which provides a systematic, proactive approach to guide department and agencies at all levels of government, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector to work seamlessly to protect from, prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from, and mitigate the effects of incidents, regardless of cause, size, location, or complexity.

  • Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

TeenCERT – Geared toward groups of students ages 14-18
Citizen Corps’ Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training is a 20-24 hour course available to groups of 15 or more, which prepares citizens to help themselves, their families, and their neighbors in the event of a disaster. CERT training covers basic disaster survival and rescue skills that are important to have when professional emergency services are not available. Topics covered include:

  • Extinguish small fires
  • Conduct light search and rescue
  • Assist those who are injured
  • Set up medical treatment areas
  • Assist emergency responders
  • Identify and anticipate hazards
  • Reduce fire hazards in the home and workplace
  • Help reduce survivor stress

Please let us know how we can help:


or give us a call – 740-432-9292