Effective management of an emergency requires teamwork. Through planning, direction, coordination and clearly defined functions we unite and are all the more effective and better able to accomplish our mission. Together, as a team, we are dedicated to strengthening our capabilities so that we may better respond to the need of our citizens

Four Phases of Emergency Management:

  • Preparedness - The Pasquotank-Camden-Elizabeth City Emergency Management Agency works with other local agencies to develop plans for natural disasters like floods, hurricanes, or tornadoes, and man-made disasters, such as hazardous material spills, plane crashes and terrorism. We offer training and education programs to our emergency personnel in support of emergency planning. Exercises with government officials and local emergency responders are conducted to ensure that proposed plans work. Exercises with other North Carolina counties and the NC Division of Emergency Management are also conducted to ensure proper procedures for coordination are in place.

  • Recovery - Recovery activities involve assisting the affected area and its citizens to return life to normal or near-normal conditions following a disaster, as quickly as possible. Should our community experience a disaster such as a hurricane that has resulted in wide spread devastation you could expect to see state and federal agencies assisting our local agencies, such as FEMA, National Guard, etc. Local, state and federal agencies will work together to provide restoration services to you and your family.

  • Mitigation - Mitigation is the combined effort of local, state and federal governments which reduces or eliminates the problems associated with disasters. This includes measures such as building codes, land use management, flood insurance, public education, and statutes and ordinances.

  • Response - The Pasquotank-Camden-Elizabeth City Emergency Management Agency works together with other agencies including: NC Division of Emergency Management, The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Local Law Enforcement Agencies, Fire Departments, Emergency Medical Services, other State and Federal agencies as well as volunteer and private agencies to quickly assist our community in the event of a disaster. In the event of an emergency in a centralized location you may see our Mobile Command Post which is equipped with radios, telephones and other necessary equipment so that our emergency responders can more effectively manage the incident. In the event of a county wide emergency we activate our local Emergency Operations Center (EOC) so that all agencies can coordinate together for a more effective response.