Who is GEMA/HS?

We are the state's preparedness, response and recovery agency.

We work with public and private sector organizations to prevent and respond to natural and man-made emergencies.


Coronavirus Information

We continue to work with our state and federal partners to give you the most up-to-date and relevant information regarding Coronavirus. For more information on COVID-19 and Georgia's response to this event, please visit gema.georgia.gov/coronavirus.

Latest Information

GECA and the Georgia Office of EMS and Trauma Partner to Provide Guidance to PSAPs Concerning COVID-19

(ATLANTA) – The Georgia Emergency Communications Authority (GECA) in partnership with the Georgia Office of EMS and Trauma is encouraging Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) communications officers to ask callers specific questions related to COVID-19 if the disease is suspected and relay the information to emergency responders prior to dispatch.

Governor Declares State of Emergency for 120 Georgia Counties Due To Flooding

(ATLANTA) – In response to the flooding across Georgia associated with prolonged heavy rainfall, Gov. Brian Kemp today signed an executive order declaring a state of emergency for 120 Georgia counties south of I-20.

Flood Safety Preparedness Week Begins March 9

(ATLANTA) – Flooding can happen whenever it rains, with little or no time to prepare or evacuate. Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency recognizes Flood Safety Preparedness Week March 9-13. The week encourages residents and their families to prepare for flooding.

Application period for Homeland Security Grant Program opens Feb. 19

(ATLANTA) – The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency announced the opening of the application period for the Homeland Security Grant Program Wednesday.

Press Conference Hurricane Dorian

GEMA/HS employees are on call 24/7 to assist local authorities when disaster strikes.

See Something, Send Something App

See Something, Send Something App

Have you downloaded the mobile app that allows users to send reports of suspicious activity directly to state law enforcement for further investigation?