A house near water
A car surrounded by snow
A town from the air

Mission: To protect the citizens and environment of Marion County from the effects of disasters and emergencies through a unified and comprehensive emergency management program of mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery by local, State, and Federal partners, private industry and volunteer organizations.

Vision: Promote a safer and less vulnerable community through effective partnerships of local government, local business and industry, emergency services, human service agencies and the citizens of Marion County.

The Office of Emergency Management is governed by Chapter 29C State Code of Iowa and enforced by the Marion County Emergency Management Commission consisting of Chair and Vice Chair positions selected from the commission members which consist of the Mayors of the corporate cities within Marion County, a Board of Supervisor member and the Marion County Sheriff.

Marion County EMA is responsible for county emergency planning requirements developed by the Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division under Chapter 29C and works in cooperation with the emergency response agencies within Marion County to develop emergency response planning, response and recovery guidance and serves as the initial contact and liaison for Iowa Homeland Security issues at the state and federal levels.

Primary Goal of the Marion County Emergency Management Agency: To prevent injuries, save lives, and reduce property damage.