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EMA Departments

Police Department

Police Department Initially the Police department is a service support arm of all Howard County law enforcement agencies. In this capacity, our group is capable, and competent to perform several details, including, but not limited to:

  • Traffic Support
  • Crime Scene Security and logs
  • Crowd Control
  • Vehicle Tows
  • Vehicle Security
  • Emergency Scene security for Fire and Medical Situation
  • Parade Route Control

Additionally all EMA Police Officers are required to attend specialized instruction and training and maintain certification in first aid and CPR.

The EMA Mission Statement is "Preparing for the application of existing facilities, materials, equipment and personnel during an emergency , in such a manner that lives may be saved, health and efficiency maintained, and property protected."

As an all volunteer organization the Howard County EMA Police Department aspires to set community citizenship standards that all departments can emulate, accepting the myriad assignments with pride and professionalism in the true spirit of our community.

Fire Department

Fire Department Members are used to fulfill mutual aid and obligations with various are fire departments. We currently have one 2000-gal Tanker, two Light and Air Trucks, and one Fire Department squad vehicle. We provide water and air support whenever we are called upon by the County or City fire departments. Our lighting trucks are called upon by multiple entities as needed to light a scene or a large area.

EMS Department

Fire Rehab The Emergency Management EMS Department provides state certified emergency medical Technicians. The department also assists in getting EMT's and drivers trained. CPR and basic first aid provided. We have one state certified ambulance, one coroner transport unit, and one Fire Rehab Unit.

The EMS Department provides Ambulances, EMT's, and drivers for:
  • Community related functions
  • Weather / Manmade Disasters
  • Haynes Apperson
  • Greentown 4H Fair
  • Coroner Cases
  • We also provide assistance with local school and community programs, competitions, and athletic events.
  • Fire Rehab to assist at fire scenes with the health of firefighters

Communications Department

Radio and TV The Communications Department of EMA has the main function of coordinating all communications between the various departments and staff of the local Emergency Management organization as well as communications to agencies outside of the organization such as the local police and fire, State Emergency Management (SEMA) State Police and National Weather

Service. The services provided by the Communications group are performing communications training and severe weather spotting activities through RACES (Radio, Amateur, Civil, Emergency, Services) in support of the NWS Skywarn and inter-department support activities.

The most exciting feature that Communications supports is the Mobile Command Center. Our support of this vehicle includes a full communications center for local, state, and amateur radio communications, a mobile weather station, four wireless video cameras, and WIFI supported.

With the full-service capabilities of the communications group, we are a vital member of the Howard County Department of Emergency Management.

Administration Department

The Howard County Department Emergency Management consists of an employed Director and Deputy Director along with a Weather Warning Officer, Field Officer, and a RACES Officer, who are volunteers.

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