Rockdale Emergency Management Agency

Vision Statement

A disaster ready community that is resilient and sustainable.

Mission Statement

Rockdale Emergency Management Agency leads and coordinates mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery in Rockdale County to minimize the impact of disasters and emergencies on the people, property, environment and economy.

Organizational Values

  • Public Service
  • Respect
  • Collaboration
  • Integrity
  • Competence

Program Principals:

The Emergency Management Program must be:

  1. Comprehensive —all hazards, all phases, all stakeholders and all impacts are relevant to disasters.
  2. Progressive —anticipate future disasters and take preventive and preparatory measures to build disaster-resistant and disaster-resilient communities.
  3. Risk-Driven —use hazard identification, risk analysis, and impact analysis in assigning priorities and resources.
  4. Integrated —unity of effort among all levels of government and all elements of a community.
  5. Collaborative —create and sustain broad and sincere relationships among individuals and organizations to encourage trust, advocate a team atmosphere, build consensus, and facilitate communication.
  6. Coordinated —synchronize the activities of all relevant stakeholders to achieve a common purpose.
  7. Flexible —use creative and innovative approaches in solving disaster challenges.
  8. Professional —value a science and knowledge-based approach based on education, training, experience, ethical practice, public stewardship and continuous improvement.

CERT – Community Emergency Response Team:

The CERT Program is presented by Rockdale County Fire-Rescue as part of its Community-Oriented Policing Services (CERT) Program. This program is designed to provide citizens with basic information about what to do in the first hours of an emergency. The ultimate objective is to establish and maintain an active CERT Program within our community through training and education.


You will be contacted before the CERT class begins and every effort will be made to keep you informed throughout the application process.

To download the application packet, please click here: CERT Application for Enrollment

For More Information

Email for general information or directly contact
Sharon Webb, GA-BCEM

Readiness Tools:

for Rockdale County residents

EMA Contacts:

Chief Dan Morgan
Fire Chief
Office: 770-278-8401

Bill Cate, GA-ACEM
Deputy Director
Office: 770-278-8401
Facsimile: 770-278-8930