Cherokee County, Georgia
150 Chattin Drive
Canton, GA 30115
The mission of the Cherokee County Emergency Management is to provide a comprehensive and aggressive emergency preparedness, response, mitigation, and recovery program for the citizens of Cherokee County in order to save lives, protect property, and reduce the effects of disasters.
Our Amateur Radio Group (ARES) is a critical part of the overall emergency management program. During 2016, Cherokee County ARES members participated in multiple events which include training, weekly net activations (in which they test radio & digital capabilities), public service events, and work parties to maintain equipment and repeater sites, etc.
The Local Emergency Operations Plan (LEOP) is a plan which details roles and responsibilities for local agencies before, during and immediately after an emergency. LEOPs are required to be updated at least every four years.
The Emergency Management Agency continues to deliver a wide range of training to emergency management stakeholders within Cherokee County. Training includes EOC Management & Operations, Resource Management, Hazardous Materials Contingency Planning, CPR among others.
The Emergency Management Agency develops a Hazard Mitigation Plan, or a community plan to evaluate hazards, identify resources and capabilities, select appropriate actions, and develop and implement the preferred mitigation action to eliminate or reduce future damage in order to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the residents in the community.
An information table with a variety of preparedness materials in maintained in the lobby of the Public Safety Building for easy access by anyone entering the building.