Delaware County, Indiana

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John Coutinho
John Coutinho,
Executive Director, EMA

210 S Jefferson St
Muncie, IN 47305
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Emergency Management

DCHSEMA
If you need help call 911.

 For non-emergency assistance, call 765-747-7719 for the Business Office

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Various incident and training events that DCHSEMA has responded to.

The Delaware County Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency is responsible for the development, implementation, and management of county-wide disaster prevention, preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation. It is responsible for the County's All-Hazard Comprehensive Emergency Plan and coordinates the activities for the County's Emergency Operations Center (EOC). The EOC, when activated is a central location where representatives of local government and private sector agencies convene during disaster situations to make decisions, set priorities and coordinate resources for response and recovery. The Emergency Management Operations Division also provides the following services to our emergency support partners.

  • Mobile Command Center Trailers
  • Portable generator trailer and scene lighting
  • Rapid Deployment Tents
  • Misting Rehab Fan Unit (for cooling)
  • ATV Units
  • Tactical Support Unit (TSU-18)
    • Rehab activities for firefighting support

 

SRT - Special Response Team 

  • UAV (drone) Team Operations
    • Crash reconstruction imaging
    • Search and Rescue, with night imaging capability (Infrared camera)
    • Missing Person Search
  • Traffic Control
  • Perimeter Assistance
  • Community Emergency Response Team Training

    eoc Emergency Operations Center (EOC)

    Routinely, public safety personnel and emergency managers respond to natural, technological, or civil emergencies throughout Muncie and Delaware County. Occasionally, these events reach a magnitude that is beyond the response capability of local or county level resources. Events of this nature may require the support of adjoining jurisdictions to include cities, counties, the State of Indiana, adjoining states, and federal resources.


    Given an emergency of extraordinary scale, these events may be formally declared a disaster by the Governor of Indiana and by the President of the United States. The State of Indiana response to state and federal level disasters are managed by the Indiana Department of Homeland Security in the State Emergency Operations Center. The State of Indiana Emergency Operations Center, located in the lower level of the Indiana Government Center, functions as a central coordination center for subject matter experts and key organization personnel who facilitate an effective, direct and coordinated response to the needs of the citizens of Indiana in the event of a natural disaster or significant events.



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    Amateur Radio Operations

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    Delaware County EMA welcomes all Amateur Radio operators to register as a DCEMA resource.
    We will notify you by email for general information, events, and list you or your station for Emergency or RACES communications.

    Fill out the DCEMA Amateur Radio Registration form

    Our Races Officer is
    NQ8E, Gary Bolderson

    The Delaware County EOC is WD9EOC

     


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