Emergency Management

MISSION STATEMENT:

Our Mission is to provide a comprehensive and integrated emergency management system that coordinates community resources to protect lives, property and the environment through mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery from all natural and man made hazards that may impact our county.

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What we do:

  • Coordinate Emergency Management activities for Knox County.
  • Maintain and update the county’s Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan, Hazards Vulnerability Analysis and Hazard Mitigation Plan.
  • Activate and staff the county Emergency Operations Center.
  • Work with other county, city, town, departments, agencies and task force elements to develop a variety of related emergency plans, procedures and guidelines.
  • Coordinate for local, state and federal government response and recovery operations during a major emergency or disaster.
  • Maintain and operate the counties fixed –site and mobile Emergency Operations Center.
  • Conduct community emergency and disaster education workshops.
  • Monitor severe weather watches, warnings and special statements issued by the National Weather Service and provide this information to other local government departments including public safety and public works agencies.
  • Serve as staff support for the Knox County Local Emergency Planning Committee for Hazardous Materials.
  • Provide assistance and support to all public safety agencies, government entities and private sector partners through planning, training and exercising.
  • Coordinate resource support to tactical response units and on scene Incident Commanders.
  • Provide Continuity of Operations Planning information and guidance.


  Director John A. Streeter                Office: 1-317-641-4178

  2375 South Old Decker Road          Emergency: 911 or 1-812-885-2503    

  Vincennes, Indiana  47591              Email: knoxcountyema@gmail.com

 


 

KNOX COUNTY EOC WEATHER STATION

BICKNELL WEATHER STATION

SANDBORN WEATHER STATION


CodeRED

PLEASE LEFT CLICK ON THE CODERED LINK BELOW

TO SIGN UP FOR CODERED WEATHER WARNING and

VERIFY YOUR CURRENT INFORMATION.

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The Knox County Emergency Management Agency has instituted a new rapid emergency notification service called CodeRED®. The new system will distribute emergency messages via telephone, to targeted areas or the entire county at a rate of 1,000 calls per minute. CodeRED® employs a one-of-a-kind Internet mapping capability for geographic targeting of calls, coupled with a high speed telephone calling system capable of delivering customized pre-recorded emergency messages directly to homes and businesses, live individuals and answering machines.

By registering, you’ll be added to the emergency call list.

This service can be used in case of fires, chemical spills, evacuations, lock downs, downed power lines, lost individuals, natural disasters, abductions, water system problems, bomb threats, or other emergencies. Calls can be geographically targeted for localized messaging. If widespread, the entire community could be called within a few minutes. The system also reports who did not get a call so that they may be contacted by other means.

Knox County residents are welcome and encouraged to enter their contact information for home, business, and mobile phones so they may be contacted by the system in the event of an emergency. It is important for all residents and businesses to register, especially if they use unlisted numbers, cell phones, or VOIP. Those who do not register their address and phone number may not be notified with CodeRED in the case of an emergency. Registration is confidential, free, and easy.

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CHILD CARE PROVIDERS

Emergency Response Planning Guide For Child Care Providers