Jeff Birdwell, Director
P.O. Box 308
Huntsville, AL 35804
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Welcome to the Huntsville-Madison County Emergency Management Agency's home page. The Huntsville-Madison County Emergency Management Agency is a city-county government agency, which serves the population that works, lives, and visits in Madison County. This site has been developed to provide you information about Emergency Management, individual emergency preparedness for the hazards we face in Madison County, and how we can mitigate their effects. We welcome any comments and suggestions that you have concerning our website or our program. Please contact us by phone at (256)427-5130 or by email.
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The testing of the outdoor warning siren system is conducted on the first Wednesday of the month at 12:00 noon, weather permitting.In the event that the first Wednesday test is cancelled, the alternate test date will be the second Wednesday at noon. If there are poor weather conditions on the second Wednesday, the test will be postponed till the next regulary scheduled first Wednesday.
NOTE: City of Huntsville and City of Madison areas in Limestone County will hear siren testing on the second Tuesday of the month at 9:00 AM as sirens in those areas are activated by Limestone County EMA.
Amateur radio operators - The Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES)/Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) Meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month in the Emergency Operations Center at 6:00PM. Please call EMA at (256)427-5130 if you need directions.
A total of 1,042 area residents have completed the Madison County Community Emergency Response Team course.
The Madison County CERT Association now coordinates new training classes. If your group is interested in CERT training, please visit the Madison County CERT Association website. Classes require a minimum of 15 students and a maximum of 30. There is a $10 fee for the course to cover the Association's costs of training. Classes are usually held 1 night per week for 8 weeks.
The City of Huntsville has posted a series of blogs relating to severe weather preparedness and EMA. Visit City of Huntsville Blog for more information and links to other blog posts concerning severe weather planning and response.
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To minimize the effects of hazards and disasters upon the population and property of the Huntsville-Madison County area through an all-hazards integrated emergency management approach which includes the four phases of emergency management: mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery.
Madison County Fire/Rescue/EMS Organizations
(HEMSI) Huntsville Emergency Medical Services, Inc.
Huntsville Fire & Rescue
Huntsville Cave Rescue Unit, Inc.
Huntsville-Madison County Rescue Squad, Inc.
Madison (City) Fire & Rescue
Madison County Volunteer Fire Departments
Madison County Law Enforcement Agencies
Madison County District Attorney
Madison County Sheriff
New Hope Police
Owens Cross Roads Police
Alabama A&M University Public Safety
Calhoun Community College Public Safety
Oakwood University Public Safety
University of Alabama Huntsville Police
Browns Ferry Nuclear Power Plant
Other Emergency Management Organizations in Our Region:
Alabama Association of Emergency Managers
Alabama Emergency Management Agency
Colbert County Emergency Management Agency
Cullman County Emergency Management Agency
Florence-Lauderdale County Emergency Management Agency
Gadsden-Etowah County Emergency Management Agency
How you can help:
How to Help Victims of Disasters
American Red Cross
CASA of Madison County
National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD)