Welcome to the website of the Jefferson County Emergency Management Agency. Our office is located in Mt. Vernon, Illinois, the county seat of Jefferson County, Illinois.
The primary responsibility of the Jefferson County Emergency Management Agency (JCEMA) is to better prepare Jefferson County for natural, manmade or technological disasters, hazards or acts of terrorism. Our goal is a "better prepared county".
The Jefferson County Emergency Manaagement Agency coordinates the county's disaster mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery programs and activities, functions as the County Emergency Response Commission and maintains a local Emergency Operations Center.
The EOC acts as the lead in crisis / consequence management response and operations to notify, activate, deploy and employ county resources in response to any threat or act of terrorism. The Jefferson County Emergency Manaagement Agency assists local governments with multi-hazard emergency operations plans and maintains the Jefferson County Emergency Operations Plan as well as providing mutual aid to neighboring counties.
Jefferson County is also a member of the state wide Illinois Emergency Management Mutual Aid System (IEMMAS) through the Illinois Emergency Services Management Association (IESMA)