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.

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.

What Do You Do In the Event of a Disaster?

Take a look at our personal preparation guide to see what you can do to keep you and your family safe during the event of a disaster.


John A. Streeter
Office: 1-812-882-5669 (KNOX)
2375 South Old Decker Road
Vincennes, Indiana 47591

Emergency: 911 or 1-812-885-2503
Email: ema@knoxcounty.in.gov


CodeRed Warning

The Knox County Emergency Management Agency has instituted a new rapid emergency notification service called CodeRED®, a telephone based emergency notification system.

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