The Hickman County Emergency Management Agency is responsible for the management of all emergency preparedness program areas within the county. The primary role of the Agency is to develop and implement comprehensive disaster planning, mitigation and response activities within Hickman County under the provisions of Tennessee statutes. Additionally, the Agency develops and maintains emergency plans for all types of natural and man-made hazards, and provides the analysis and recommendations necessary to make decisions that will effectively save lives and protect property in such emergencies.
Preparedness Counts.......What to do
The following information has been prepared by the Humane Society of the United States in cooperation with the American Red Cross. Our pets enrich our lives in more ways than we can count. In turn, they depend on us for their safety and well-being. Here's how you can be prepared to protect your pets when disaster strikes.
Read more: Are You Ready for an Animal Disaster?
Earthquakes are not common in Middle Tennessee, but they can happen. The earthquake that created Reelfoot Lake in the northwest corner of the State is one of the most powerful fault-lines in the country. An earthquake there will affect us too.
Read more: Are You Ready for an Earthquake?
More and more people are making their homes in woodland settings in or near forests, rural areas or remote mountain sites. There, homeowners enjoy the beauty of the environment but face the very real danger of wildfire.
Wildfires often begin unnoticed. They spread quickly, igniting brush, trees and homes. Reduce your risk by preparing now before wildfire strikes. Meet with your family to decide what to do and where to go if wildfires threaten your area. Follow the steps listed below to protect your family, home and property.
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Chemicals are a natural and important part of our environment. Even though we often don't think about it, we use chemicals every day. Chemicals help us keep our food fresh and our bodies clean. They help our plants to grow and fuel our cars. And chemicals make it possible for us to live longer, healthier lives. Under certain conditions, chemicals can be poisonous or have a harmful effect on your health. Some chemicals that are safe, and even helpful in small amounts, can be harmful in larger quantities or under certain conditions. Chemical accidents do happen ... at home and in the community, and the American Red Cross wants you to be prepared.
Read more: Are You Ready for a Chemical Spill?