Emergency Management

Mission Statement
The mission of the Gordon County Emergency Management Agency is to work with other government agencies to maintain a high level of preparedness, to protect the citizens of Calhoun and Gordon County; to mitigate loss of life and assets prior to, during, and during the aftermath of a disaster; and to facilitate the recovery of Calhoun and Gordon County in the mid and long term intervals following a disaster.

Office Description
Gordon County’s Emergency Management Agency (EMA) will work with all city and county agencies to coordinate emergency response plans. EMA’s responsibilities are to identify vulnerabilities, effectively mitigate disasters, educate the public, plan for all-hazard emergency situations, ensure continuity of government and business, and to facilitate an effective recovery. Gordon County EMA will coordinate with local, state, and federal agencies, as well as private entities to develop, maintain, and implement the Emergency Operations Plan. EMA will also support and manage the County’s Emergency Operation Center.

Contact Information:
Doug Ralston, Fire Chief / EMA Director
400 Belwood Rd. SE Calhoun, GA 30701
Phone: 706-629-8851
Fax: 706-629-1023

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm