The mission of the Troup County Emergency Management Agency is to prepare for, respond to, and recover from a host of potential hazards and threats, natural and manmade, that may affect the citizens of Troup County.
In doing so, this agency implements the Emergency Operations Plan in coordinating all emergency response and organizations. Emergency Management is also responsible for educating the public in the area of Disaster Preparedness. Our agency has qualified for the Federal Performance Partnership Agreement which insures the cities of Hogasnville, LaGrange, West Point and unincorporated Troup County, federal disaster assistance and individual assistance in the event of a major disaster.
In addition to being eligible for federal assistance, our personal qualifications, which are based on meeting state training requirements, enable us to receive funding from the federal government to augment Troup County EMA. Therefore, Troup County EMA is committed to taking a proactive approach to the Emergency Management efforts in the community.
The principles of Emergency Management are mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. Mitigation and preparedness are proactive functions, implemented before an emergency occurs. Response and recovery activities occur following a disaster.
EMA assists all local agencies in the development of their emergency plans, exercises, training programs, and serves the community on a 24 hour basis