FirstNet Engagement Workshops

(ATLANTA) – The FirstNet Engagement Workshop will provide a hands-on opportunity for your agency to engage with the First Responder Network Authority to analyze how the network's products and services can support your mission, communications capabilities, and operational protocols.

PrepareAthon! Tornado Drill to be held on Feb. 5

(ATLANTA) – The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency is holding a statewide PrepareAthon! tornado drill Wednesday, Feb. 5, at 9 a.m. This event coincides with Severe Weather Preparedness Week to encourage Georgians to prepare now for any type of severe weather.

Severe Weather Preparedness Week Starts Feb. 3

(ATLANTA) – Governor Brian Kemp, in coordination with the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS) and the National Weather Service (NWS), issued a proclamation calling on Georgians to educate themselves and understand the threats of severe weather during Severe Weather Preparedness Week, which will take place from Feb. 3 to Feb. 7.

Off-Duty GEMA/HS Employee Helps Fight Fire at Neighbor’s Home, ADT Donates $5,000 to a Charity of His Choice

(BRUNSWICK) – On Monday, alarm company ADT recognized the quick action of Homeland Security Coordinator Sidney Bush of Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS) by donating $5,000 in his name, to a charity of his choice, after he helped fight a fire at his neighbor’s house last month.

GEMA/HS Notification Software Improves Coordination Efforts During Incidents

(ATLANTA) – Over the past two years, an alert software has helped the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS) better coordinate emergency responses.

Governor Kemp Issues Emergency Declaration for Fulton County; GEMA, Grady Hospital, Dept. of Public Health Hold Press Briefing

(ATLANTA) – Following a catastrophic failure of Grady Memorial Hospital's internal piping system that rendered multiple floors of the hospital inoperable, the hospital began total diversion of ambulance driven patients on December 7th with partial diversion still in place today.

GEMA/HS recognizes Northwest Georgia students for brochure contest

(ATLANTA) – While people may be used to hearing about earthquakes in the western part of the United States, in recent years Georgia and the southeast region had some minor tremors too. To teach children how to protect themselves in an earthquake, planners from the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency visited Northwest Georgia schools and hosted educational events and a county-wide earthquake informational brochure contest.

GEMA/HS prepares for Winter Weather Preparedness Week, December 2

(ATLANTA) – The weather outside isn’t frightful yet, but the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency, in partnership with the National Weather Service and GDOT, is gearing up for Winter Weather Preparedness Week on Dec. 2-6. This week encourages Georgians to prepare for inclement winter weather by learning about winter weather threats, reviewing or creating a family communications plan and considering what items to put in their Ready kits.

GEMA/HS multi-agency Radiological Emergency Preparedness exercise helps ensure quick, coordinated state response

(ATLANTA) – Georgia is home to two nuclear power facilities and 75 counties are within 50 miles of a nuclear facility. To ensure the state is ready to respond if a radiological emergency occurred, the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency’s Radiological Emergency Preparedness Program (REP) held a multi-agency tabletop exercise at the State Operations Center today.

Georgia announces Fall Severe Weather Preparedness Day, November 6.

(ATLANTA) – Governor Brian Kemp, in coordination with the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency and the National Weather Service, is declaring Nov. 6, as Georgia’s Fall Severe Weather Preparedness Day and encouraging schools, businesses and individuals to take part in the severe weather exercise/tornado test at 9:30 am.