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

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 EMA Staff (L to R: Deputy Director Cory Kissick, Office Manager Heidi Knuckles, Director John Coutinho, CIO Kyle Johnson)

If you need help call 911.
 For non-emergency assistance, call 765-747-7719 for the Business Office

PRESS RELEASE: EMA Operations for April 8th Total Solar Eclipse

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Winter Storms
Severe Thunderstorms

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
    • Traffic Control


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

    The Emergency Operations Center (EOC)

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    Emergency Operations Center (EOC) During Training and  Incident Response

    The Emergency Operations Center provides a meeting space that is used for a variety of uses. During large-scale incidents or emergencies, this room is the "command center" where representatives of first responder agencies, governmental department heads, elected officials, and representatives from the private sector such as utility companies come together to better communicate and handle the situation. The EOC has full video teleconference capabilities to allow individuals to remotely attend meetings. A 14x5' display wall allows the display of up to 6 different video or computer feeds from a variety of sources including laptops, broadcast TV, and video conferencing, or one source can be stretched across all 6 screens.  The EOC is utilized regularly for training purposes and non-emergency meetings.

    Incident Management

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    EMA Staff providing Incident Management Support for a missing child

    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 including 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's response to state and federal-level disasters is managed by the Indiana Department of Homeland Security in the State Emergency Operations Center. The State of Indiana Emergency Operations Center, located on 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

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

    Our Races Officer is
    K9HMX, Drew Bennett

    The Delaware County EOC is WD9EOC


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