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The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Emergency Management Office (CMEMO) is responsible for planning and executing the community's preparation, response, and recovery for all hazards or disasters - both natural and man-made.

Our Duty to the Community

Emergency Management is responsible for maintaining emergency plans including, but not limited to:

  • The Mecklenburg County Emergency Operations Plan (EOP)
  • The Hazard Mitigation Plan
  • The Uptown Evacuation Plan
  • The Fixed Nuclear Facility Emergency Preparedness Program¬†
  • The Hazardous Materials Program
  • The Mecklenburg County Emergency Operations Center (EOC)

Many of these plans are a result of a partnership with various local governments, non-profit agencies, private sector companies, and faith-based organizations.

The Emergency Management Office offers advisement and coordination of all parts of the emergency response and recovery process. The CMEMO ensures all entities involved in emergency planning and execution are operating on the same level and are working toward the common goal of public safety.

Who We Are

The office is a function of the City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. CMEMO is assigned to the Charlotte Fire Department for day-to-day supervision. The office has a staff of seven including a Hazardous Material Coordinator, Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) Coordinator, two Emergency Management Planners, Financial Officer, Grants Administrator, and a Special Operations Coordinator. To get more detail on each of these positions, and the staff member that holds each position, click here.

 

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