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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  


Shake Out - October 16, 2014 at 10:16am

Indiana is at risk of earthquakes and has a history of them. The Shake Out on October 16th is a great opportunity for us to practice how to minimize injury by following the simple guidelines to drop, cover and hold on. When the building is shaking, furniture is moving and books are flying it is best to drop, cover and hold on. Most injuries occur from people trying to move or exit the building during those 30-60 seconds of chaos. Instead take 1 minute of your busy day to drop, cover and hold on for 60 seconds where ever you are (work, school, or play) at 10:16am on October 16th. 

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Monroe County Alert

Get alerted about emergencies and other important community news by signing up for our Emergency Alert Program, called Monroe County Alert. This system enables us to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as severe weather, unexpected road closures, missing persons and evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods.

 You will receive time-sensitive messages wherever you specify, such as your home, mobile or business phones, email address, text messages and more. You pick where, you pick how.

 Sign up through the link on Monroe County Homepage

 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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Ready Videos for the Public

In order to encourage Americans to prepare themselves, their families and their communities, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, in partnership with The Advertising Council, has created instructional videos to help educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to all kinds of emergencies. To view these videos please click on the link

Emergency Management Advisory Council (EMAC)

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

Name Affiliation
Patrick Stoffers Monroe County Commissioners
Penny Caudill, Secretary Monroe County Health Department
Ryan Langley 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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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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