Emergency Management Agency in Cedar County, Iowa is a coordinated effort, involving local, state, and federal government agencies, volunteer organizations and businesses.

  Cedar County, Iowa - Emergency Management Agency

Please visit the new Cedar County Emergency Management website

The information presented by MCM regarding the Cedar County 911 Needs Assessment and Strategic Plan has been uploaded to the Cedar County EMA website. You can find the presentation at the following link:




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EMA Forms:
Downloadable forms
used in the EMA office

Emergency management is a coordinated effort, involving local, state, and federal government agencies, as well as volunteer organizations and businesses. Within an integrated emergency management framework, these entities assist citizens and their communities to prepare for, respond to, recover from, and eliminate or reduce the effects of natural, man-made, civil, and technological emergencies and disasters.

It is an unfortunate fact of life that emergencies and disasters do occur. These often unpredictable and tragic events have various effects on our society, economy, environment, and personal lives. It is to minimize, or eliminate where possible, these events and their impacts that government, businesses, and individual citizens make plans for emergencies.

From natural disasters to acts of terror, we are aware of the all too frequent events that impact our lives, our communities, and countries halfway around the world. No single agency has the capacity, skills and resources with which to address these disasters successfully. Disasters demand a combined and coordinated approach, linking the expertise and resources of the emergency management community and local authorities with a variety of other organizations.

To many, responding to disasters and emergencies does not come naturally. The response from the various agencies and organizations has developed with thorough and informed planning, training, exercises, and unfortunately, experience of responding to past disasters. This experience has been invaluable in highlighting the need for considered, integrated, and coordinated emergency planning.

Planning for emergencies ensures that the emergency services, local authorities and other organizations better communicate and coordinate their efforts, improving the management at the scene, in the emergency operations center, and the post-disaster recovery process.

Services provided by the Cedar County, Iowa Emergency Management Agency (EMA)include:

Hazards Addressed:
Natural - blizzards, tornadoes, flood
Public Health - disease outbreak in our citizens and livestock
Terrorism - people who intend to hurt us and destroy our economy

The Emergency Management Agency activities are divided into four phases that form a cycle:
Mitigation means to clean up to reduce immediate risk to people
Preparedness have everything in place for a response
Response is conducting the operation with responders and people at risk
Recovery is rebuilding community and a return to normal life followed by construction to stop a repeat of the last disaster.

We work with companies, jurisdictions, schools and private citizens.

Cedar County EMA

Address of
EMA office:
Cedar County Courthouse
1410 Cedar St
Tipton, IA 52772

Mailing address:
400 Cedar St.
Tipton, IA  52772
Hours EMA Office is open:

Monday -Friday
Or by Appointment

Phone Number:
(563) 886-3355

Office holder name:
Jodi Freet

Office Coordinator:
Kate Ehlers


EMA Commission & E-911 Service Board Minutes
(click here)

EMA Links:
Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management

Other Related Links:
Be Ready Iowa

The Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO)

National Emergency Number Association (NENA)

Family Emergency Plan

Long Term Recovery Committee information.



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