GECA awarded nearly $4 million to assist with state Next Generation 911 services

(ATLANTA) – The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency’s Georgia Emergency Communications Authority was awarded a federal grant of $3,994,283 to aid in the transition to Next Generation 911 (NG911) services throughout the state. NG911 will allow for greater caller location accuracy, improved response times by first responders, and allow for data to be shared to 911 centers and first responders. The NG911 grant will fund statewide technology and operations assessments, Geographic Information Systems data readiness analyses, and NG911 training.

GEMA/HS changes training registration process

Due to system updates, the process for training registration has changed. Prospective students may go to the  Download this pdf file.training course calendar  to view upcoming courses and send an email to the training division at training@gema.ga.gov containing the student's full name, last four of their SSN, course title and dates of the course to register.

GEMA/HS Retires Ready Georgia App

After almost of decade of operation, the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency will be retiring its Ready Georgia app. The app was launched in an effort to make Ready Georgia more accessible, but with the launch of the agency’s new mobile friendly site, all Ready Georgia information will still be available on mobile phones and tablets.

GEMA/HS streamlines recovery process with creation of Disaster Recovery Division

To streamline the recovery process for both individuals and organizations, the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency has reorganized existing personnel and added new positions to create the Disaster Recovery Division.

GEMA/HS Implements New Grants Management System, EMGrantsPro

The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency recently implemented a new grants Management system, Georgia EMGrantsPro. This new system provides a more up to date, web-based method for grants management for both GEMA/HS grants administration staff as well as for the subgrantees.

GEMA/HS conducts, clarifies Emergency Alert

The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency conducted a test of the emergency alert system today regarding radiological emergency.

GEMA/HS provides additional information regarding today's Emergency Warning Systems test

In preparation for the July 1, 2019 US Department Homeland Security FEMA Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) Pilot Testing Program, the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency conducted training and testing on its own emergency alert system.

State Awards Upson County Funding for Weather Warning Sirens Project

(ATLANTA) – The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency, on behalf of the Governor Brian Kemp, recently awarded a $54,000 Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) project to Upson County for the purchase and installation of six outdoor weather warning sirens.

Volunteer Veterinarians Honored for Service to EOD K-9 during Super Bowl LIII

Explosive Ordnance Detection K-9s were part of the bomb teams that ensured the safety of the public during Super Bowl LIII, but who ensured they were healthy and received proper care in an emergency? That’s where veterinarians Dr. Kevin Winkler, and Dr. Jennifer Pittman, came in.

Deadline for Hazard Mitigation Grants for Hurricane Michael Extended Statewide to July 31

(ATLANTA) – All Communities and counties are eligible and encouraged to apply for grants through the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) as a result of damages from Hurricane Michael.