The Kanawha County Commission’s Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management is responsible for the following:

  • Maintaining guidelines for the response to emergency situations and implementing those plans, as needed
  • Acquiring resources needed to respond to an emergency situation
  • Coordinating the efforts of our response agencies
  • Coordination of efforts to insure that the county recovers from any disaster, in order to preserve the life safety, environment and economy of Kanawha County
  • Maintaining Kanawha County’s Emergency Operations Center and staffing it, as needed

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