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Emergency Management means the preparation for and the coordination of all emergency functions other than functions for which military forces or other federal agencies are primarily responsible, to prevent, minimize and repair injury and damage resulting from disasters.

For the entire Indiana Code chapter on emergency management and the directives state legislature lays out for the formation and regulation of an emergency management agency at the county level, go to Select Title 10, Article 14. 

 Mission Statement

To establish and maintain a progressive emergency management program that promotes the mitigation of, preparation for, the response to, and the recovery from emergencies and disasters impacting the public, government, and business of the communities in Monroe County.



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Location: 2800 S. Kirby Road
Bloomington IN 47403 (Map)
Phone: 812-349-2546
Fax: 812-349-2052
Hours: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday - Friday


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Jim Comerford, Director 

Lisa Kane, Deputy Director

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The EMAC informs the operation of Emergency Management, as layed out in Indiana statute.

Name Affiliation
Iris Kiesling Monroe County Commissioners
Penny Caudill, Secretary Monroe County Health Department
Rick Dietz Monroe County Council
Margie Rice City of Bloomington
Jim Davis, Chairman Town of Ellettsville
Richie Carter Stinesville Town Board
Ken Long, Vice Chair Indiana University
Don Adams Local Business Owner
Tom Myers Civil Air Patrol


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SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available in Indiana Following Secretary of Agriculture Disaster Declaration
Oct23 10/23/2015 8:18:00 AM by Lisa Kane

The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that federal economic injury disaster loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations of all sizes located in Indiana as a result of excessive rain and flooding beginning May 1, 2015.