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1220 W College St, Murfreesboro, TN 37129 • Phone: (615) 898-7764 • Fax:( 615) 898-7840

Mission Statement

The Rutherford County Emergency Management Agency is charged with the overall responsibility of coordinating the county's preparedness for and response to disasters. Geographically, its authority extends to the entire county as defined by state law TCA 58-2-110.

The mission of the Emergency Management Agency is to develop a comprehensive emergency management program that seeks to: mitigate the effects of various hazards, to prepare for measures which will preserve life and minimize damage, to respond during emergencies, to provide assistance, and to establish a recovery system to return the community to a normal status after an event. This agency combines the local resources of Rutherford County, the City of Murfreesboro, the Town of Smyrna, and the City of LaVergne; along with State and Federal resources to mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from the effects all types of emergencies including natural or man-made disasters, technological accidents, national security threats, and other disrupting incidents that may impact our area or the general populations.

Current Information/News

Facts About Ebola

Between October 15 & May 15, Burning Permits are Required

Disaster Response Team Credentialing Class July 20 Rutherford County EMA will be hosting a Disaster Animal Response Team (DART) Credentialing class on July 20, 2017 from 6:00 to 9:15 PM. The Credentialing program is for individuals who are interested in volunteering in shelters, UT Agricultural Extension personnel, animal control personnel, animal owners, livestock producers, veterinarians and veterinary technicians. Please click here for more information.


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