The Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) has recognized Camden County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) as meeting all incentive standards outlined by GEMA and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
“Achieving this high level of emergency preparedness for Camden County is a team effort that involves, the public, our business community, churches, other non-profit organizations, county and city governments including the Camden County School System, and Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay,” said Emergency Management Agency Director Chuck White.
This significant accomplishment requires Camden County to meet a high level of readiness capability, training, and resources. Camden County EMA must continue to sustain this level of operational readiness to ensure the county is prepared for any disaster, while benefiting financially from this programmatic compliance.
There is a financial benefit for this achievement during a declared disaster under the Robert T Stafford Act. Originally Camden County would be responsible for 25% of a 75/25 cost share award, however, meeting the incentive standards makes Camden County eligible to receive 12% of the 25% from State funding. Additionally, continued compliance makes Camden County EMA eligible for a number of State/Federal Grants.
“Camden County’s Emergency Management staff continues to demonstrate dedication to preparedness actions for our county,” said Chairman Gary Blount. “The planning actions taken in advance of an emergency situation make Camden County a safer and more resilient place to live.”