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Nelson County Emergency 

Management

Deputy Director

John Hendricks

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Director

Joe Prewitt

Deputy Director

Joseph Spalding

About Nelson County EMA

Nelson County Emergency Management is tasked with five missions that include providing local prevention, protection, mitigation, response and recovery from threats and hazards that pose great risks in our community.  The entire community, from the private sector, to public works, first responders, the E-911 operators, law enforcement agencies, the media,  municipal mayors and the judge executive contribute to the goal approach as the foundation for building and sustaining core capabilities and preparing to deliver them effectively.  The core capabilities are essential for the execution of each of the five mission areas as the goals have been set by the National Preparedness System to be followed within our community.  The achievement of the core capabilities include: 
⦁    Preventing, avoiding, or stopping a threatened or an actual act of terrorism; 
⦁    Protecting the citizens, residents, visitors, assets, systems, and networks against the greatest and hazards in a manner that allows our interests, aspirations and way of life to thrive;
⦁    Mitigating the loss of life and property by lessening the impact of future disasters; 
⦁    responding quickly to save lives, protect property and the environment, and meet basic human needs in the aftermath of an incident that devastates the Nelson County Community;  and
⦁    Finally recovering through a focus on the timely restoration, strengthening, and revitalization of infrastructure, housing and the economy, as well as the health, social, cultural, historic, and environmental fabric of our the Nelson County Community. 
Nelson County Emergency Management recognizes that the core capabilities contained in the Goal are critical elements necessary for success.  The goals are mutually supporting and require using existing preparedness networks and activities as we coordinate and unify efforts; improve training and exercise programs; promote innovation; leverage and enhance the community’s science and technology capacity; and ensure that administrative, finance and logistics systems are in place to support these capabilities.  The core capabilities serve as both preparedness tools and means of structured implementation.  Nelson County continues to make progress in building and sustaining national preparedness.  Our challenges and achievements strengthen our goal, as our projected targets must be aimed higher in order to match the greatest risks facing our community.  Nelson County will continue to evolve as we face the challenges and as we strengthen daily, together, to meet our goal.