FAQs

Listed below are answers to common questions frequently posed to the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency, as well as related one-pagers for additional information.

General Questions

Q1. Where can I find information about emergency preparedness? 
A1. Your family may not be together when disaster strikes. Learn how to make a plan by visiting http://ready.ga.gov/. You can also keep this information with you all the time by downloading the Ready Georgia mobile app available on iPhone or Android OS.

Q2. How do I report suspicious activity? 
A2. All suspicious activity should be reported to your local law enforcement.

Q3. Where can I find GEMA/HS employment opportunities? 
A3. All current job openings are listed on our web site under "Careers."

Q4. How do I become a vendor with the state? 
A4. Vendor information is on the Department of Administrative Services site, visit http://www.doas.georgia.gov for more information.

Public Assistance

Q1. What types of grants are managed by the Public Assistance Division? 
A1. State Homeland Security Grant Program, Urban Area Security Initiative Grant Program, Law Enforcement Terrorism Prevention Program, Buffer Zone Protection Program, Citizen Corps and Metropolitan Medical Response System. 

Flood Insurance

Q1. I need flood insurance, where do I start? 
A1. To learn more about flood insurance, visit FloodSmart.gov.

Q2. How can I find out if my house or property is in a Flood Zone? 
A2. To learn more about flood zones, visit FEMA's Flood Map Service Center

Training

Q1. Who do I call to ask questions concerning training? 
A1. Call the GEMA/HS Training Office at (478) 993-4612.

Q2. Who do I call for information on Office of Domestic Preparedness training courses? 
A2. GEMA/HS Training Office at (478) 993-4613.

News & Media

Q1. What number do I call to reach a public information officer? 
A1. Call 1-800-TRY-GEMA (879-4362) and ask to speak to a public information officer. The PIO on duty will be paged.

Q2. How do I submit a media inquiry? 
A2. Email us at externalaffairs@gema.ga.gov