Georgia Emergency Management & Homeland Security Agency
The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency coordinates the state’s preparedness, response and recovery efforts to disasters. As part of the Office of the Governor, GEMA/HS operates under the authority of the Emergency Management Act of 1981.
GEMA/HS works with local, state and federal governments, in partnership with the private sector and faith-based community, to prevent and respond to natural and man-made emergencies.
In addition, GEMA/HS employees are on 24-hour call statewide to assist local authorities when disaster strikes.