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.
September is National Preparedness Month: Rutherford County Emergency Management Agency Urges Citizens to “Make Your Plan Today"
September is National Preparedness Month (NPM), and Rutherford County Emergency Management Agency (RCEMA) is urging all Rutherford County citizens to “Make Your Plan Today!”
The theme of 2020’s NPM is “Disasters Don’t Wait. Make Your Plan Today.”
Rutherford County Public Safety Director Chris Clark says making a plan is not as difficult as one might think. “At times, preparing for a disaster, known or unknown, can seem overwhelming, but preplanning can have a significant impact on the health and safety of your loved ones.” Read More.