Emergency Management


104 Fire Ridge Dr.
Williamsburg, IA 52361
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Monday - Thursday
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday - Sunday
By appointment only
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Josh Humphrey
EMA Coordinator
Iowa County Emergency Management is responsible for the development of the countywide emergency operations plans, coordination of emergency planning activities, and providing technical assistance to political sub divisions throughout Iowa County. During times of emergency or disaster, the Coordinator shall provide coordination and assistance to the governing officials of the municipalities and the County, including cooperation with State and Federal officials.

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Functions & Responsibilities

  • Monitors and updates revisions to various emergency plans, systems, and operations relating to hazardous materials, shelter systems, natural or environmental disasters and related catastrophes.
  • Designs specific exercises that are developed to test communities’ responses to various events pursuant to established local, state, and federal guidelines and policies; develops and trains volunteer resources to provide ongoing involvement and desirable levels of performance.
  • Conducts training exercises annually in such areas as tornado drills, storm spotter training, and related areas. Provides required hazardous materials handling and related training to members of various public safety departments and those likely to be exposed to such hazards.
  • Responsible for planning, organizing, and directing the overall operation of Iowa County Rescue Service and volunteer personnel. Secures and maintains vehicles, equipment, supplies, and physical facilities of Iowa County Emergency Management and Rescue.
  • Prepares required local, state, and federal reports relating to program accomplishments, goals and objectives, prepares and administers approved operating budget for program services.
  • Attends FEMA and State sponsored emergency management training and completes required National Incident Management Systems training and exercises. Conduct/facilitate and maintain records of NIMS training for Iowa County responders.
  • Responsible for departmental financial, budgetary, and administrative duties. Be an active participant in local emergency preparedness activities with EMS, fire, public health, hospital, law enforcement, schools, businesses, and other agencies invested in emergency preparedness.

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