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Local Emergency Management Agencies

Your first stop to get more information about emergency preparedness or response is your local emergency management agency.

The contacts below will allow you to submit a special needs request if you or someone in your household has special needs, such as hearing or physical impairments that would prevent taking protective actions.

These links also provide instructions on how to register for timely notifications of an emergency over your smartphone or other digital device.

Anderson County

Phone: (865) 457-6765 or (865) 457-6767

Knoxville-Knox County

Phone: (865) 215-1166

Loudon County EMA

Phone: (865) 458-7298

Roane County Office of Emergency Services

Phone: (865) 717-4115

City of Oak Ridge Fire Department

Phone: (865) 425-3520

Tennessee Emergency Management Agency

Tennessee State law and the Governor's executive authority empowers the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) to protect the public from disasters and emergencies. The foundation for this authority is Tennessee Code Annotated (TCA) 58-2-101 through TCA 58-2-124. TEMA is the lead state agency during a State of Emergency and ensures the Governor's orders are implemented to protect lives and property until the emergency has passed.

TEMA supports local jurisdictions during a DOE emergency in managing the flow of assets, services, and teams to address the emergency; if necessary, activate the State Emergency Operations Center to coordinate and communicate with critical emergency functions; and reach out for mutual aid from other departments or agencies of the state, from local jurisdictions, from other states, and from DOE to provide federal government assistance.

After the DOE emergency has passed, TEMA then works with local jurisdictions to conduct damage assessments, to ensure local needs are met, and to coordinate any federal assistance programs to help people recover.

For more information on how to prepare for emergencies, or to learn more about TEMA's role in protecting citizens during emergencies and disasters, please visit the TEMA website at:

TEMA's Mission: To coordinate preparedness, response, and recovery from man-made, natural, and technological hazards in a professional and efficient manner in concert with our stakeholders.