Fire Rescue & Emergency Management

Emergency Management
The Emergency Management (EM) Division within Caroline is dedicated to the safety of County residents and visitors during disasters. It provides planning, preparedness, and coordination of the County’s response to all forms of emergencies that may arise. The Emergency Management Division works closely with all County departments, state and federal agencies, as well as non-governmental partners, local businesses, and the public. The division focuses on 4 key disaster roles: 
  • Mitigation
  • Preparedness
  • Recovery
  • Response
Caroline’s emergency management team is led by the County Administrator, Charles Culley, Jr. The County Administrator serves as the Director of Emergency Management.  Assisting him in this role is the County’s Emergency Management Coordinator, Fire-EMS Chief Jason Loftus and Deputy Coordinator, Deputy Fire-EMS Chief Mark Garnett.   

Comprehensive Emergency Operations Plan
One of the key functions of the Division is to maintain the County’s comprehensive emergency operations plan (EOP) on behalf of the Board of Supervisors. This all hazards plan is updated annually and formally adopted by the County Board every 4 years. It establishes the framework for the County’s overall response to an emergency.

More Information
The EM Staff welcomes the opportunity to speak on emergency preparedness with your civic group, business, or faith community. Contact us to learn more or call 804-633-9831.