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.

To learn more about how to get referrals to be tested for COVID-19 and to see the testing sites, visit gema.georgia.gov/covid-19-testing-info.

Latest Information

GEMA/HS Coordinates Weekly Receipt of COVID-19 Testing Supply Shipments from FEMA

(ATLANTA) – To further strengthen the State of Georgia’s COVID-19 testing, on May 8, the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency coordinated receipt of the first weekly shipment of specimen collection supplies provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

GEMA/HS to Receive Additional Shipments of Cloth Face Coverings for Critical Infrastructure Workers

(ATLANTA) – The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency is receiving the second of several expected shipments of cloth face coverings from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, to be distributed to critical infrastructure workers who do not need medical-grade personal protective equipment (PPE) for their daily work.

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.

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?